Bass Groper

Bass groper

Scientific name

Polyprion moeone


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.


Maximum weight of around 100 kg and 200 cm in length.


The Bass Groper inhabits deep offshore waters of Australia's southern coast. It can be found in the deep water (100 m +) off the NSW coast.

Confusing species

Very similar in appearance to Hapuka.