Argentine hake

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongated and fusiform, covered with scales. 2 dorsal fins, 1 anal fin and 1 caudal fin truncated. Light grey colored in the head and back, white chalk in the ventral area, iridescence with golden highlights throughout the body. It can measure up to 95 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Argentinischer Seehecht
France: 
Merlu argentin
Italy: 
Nasello atlantico
Portugal: 
Pescada da Argentina
UK: 
Argentine hake
Japan: 
Merurusa-rui
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
HKP
Scientific name: 
Merluccius hubbsi
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
336031
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV