Etelis radiosus Anderson, 1981
Pale snapper
Etelis radiosus
photo by Luchavez, T.F.

Family:  Lutjanidae (Snappers), subfamily: Etelinae
Max. size:  80 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 90 - 360 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Sri Lanka to Samoa, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Interorbital space flat. Maxilla scaled, extending to below rear half of eye. Scale rows on back parallel with lateral line. Dorsal and anal fin bases without scales. Mainly red, lighter on the lower sides and belly.
Biology:  Adults inhabit rocky bottoms. Feed mainly on fishes. Marketed fresh.
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 17.10.90
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.03.13

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