Bass Groper Polyprion moeone
Distribution - The Bass Groper inhabitats deep offshore waters of Australia's southern coast. It can be found in the deep water (100 m +) off the NSW coast.
Size - Maximum weight of around 100kg and 200cm in length.
Characteristics - The Bass Groper is very similar in appearance to Hapuka. The colour for Bass Groper varies from dark grey to steely blue, with or without silvery blotches.
Confusing species - Very similar in appearance to Hapuka.