Cartucho | Queen Snapper
Scientific Name: Etelis oculatus
Common Name: Queen Snapper, Yelloweye Snapper, Esmeralda, Pargo Ojo Amarillo, Pargo de Ojos Amarillos. Cartucho
Culinary Use: Etelis oculatus is valued in the kitchen for its flavorful and firm flesh. It is prepared in various dishes, such as grilled, baked, roasted, or served as ceviche. It is appreciated for its delicate taste and tender texture.Fun Fact: Queen Snapper is a popular species among recreational anglers due to its size and the excitement it provides during fishing. Additionally, its name "oculatus" comes from Latin and translates to "with large eyes," referring to its unique and striking yellow eyes.