Queen Snapper


Family Lutjanidae, SNAPPERS
Etelis oculatus

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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.

Possession and Size Limits: 10 per person in snapper aggregate, no size limit.

Federal Recreational Season: None

Size: small species, usually less than 20 inches.

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