The Queen Snapper, very similar to other species of Snapper, has a slender silvery body with a notched dorsal fin. These fish are bright red in color and have yellow eyes and a deeply forked tail. Found in the offshore waters from North Carolina to the northern tip of Brazil, Queen Snapper can be located deep on the rocky reefs of the continental shelf. Market sized Queen Snapper is usually 3-5 pounds.
The pale pink meat can be cooked using almost any method, including baking, broiling and boiling. Queen Snapper is similar to Red Snapper– sweet, extra mild and the texture is moist.
Queen Snapper are commonly caught by long line or hook and line.