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queen-snapper

Queen Snapper

Etelis oculatus

Description: Color of back and upper sides red, lower sides; 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.

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

Illustration: © Diane Rome Peebles

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