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