Queen Snapper

sketch

Family Lutjanidae, SNAPPERS
Etelis oculatus


Description: color of back and upper sides red; silvery body long and slender; dorsal fin distinctly notched; large eyes; caudal fin deeply forked; no dark lateral spot.

Similar Fish: other snappers.

Where found: OFFSHORE over rocky reefs of the continental shelf to 450 feet; young suspend at mid-depths.

Size: small species, usually less than 20 inches.

*Florida Record: n/a

Remarks: little is known, but it is reported that adults live at depths greater than 400 feet.

* The Florida records quoted are from the Department of Environmental Protection's printed publication, Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The records are provided as only as a benchmark.


[Fish Identification] [Fishing in Indian River County]


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