English: cola, yellowtail snapper and yellowtail, barjack
Spanish: colirrubia, rabirrubia, rabittabia, rubia
The yellowtail snapper has an olive to bluish back and upper sides with yellow spots. The lower sides and belly have alternating narrow, longitudinal pink and yellow stripes. Perhaps most conspicuously, a prominent midlateral yellow stripe begins at the mouth and continues to the caudal fin base, becoming broader as it passes the dorsal fins. The caudal fin is yellow while the anal and pelvic fins are whitish in color. Unlike a number of other snapper species, the yellowtail snapper never possesses a dark lateral spot.
May grow to 76 cm or more in length and reach 9 pounds, though most are captured at much smaller size.