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The species lives and is caught at depths of about 300 to 400 ft. The queen snapper is bright red on its upper and lower sides with large and yellow eyes. The size averages at about 21 in. and weighs about 3 to 5 pounds. The world record is 11 pounds and 11 ounces. It has silvery sides and a deeply forked red tail that continues to lengthen as the fish grows.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Etelis oculatus" in FishBase. October 2015 version.
- "Queen Snapper: Etelis oculatus". myfwc.com. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
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