- Back and upper sides are red, fading to a lighter belly
- Large yellow eyes
- Tail is deeply forked
- Body is long and slender
- Dorsal fin with a notch in the middle
- No dark spot on side below dorsal fin
Similar Species: Other snappers
Size: Up to 36 inches
Common offshore over rocky reefs of the continental shelf to 450 feet deep. Young queen snapper suspend at mid-depths.
There is little is known about the queen snapper, but it is reported that adults live at depths greater than 400 feet. Mainly consume small fishes and squid
State Record: This species is not currently eligible for a state record.
Image Credit: © Diane Rome Peebles