New Zealand whip-tail

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long, oblique mouth with two rows of teeth in the upper jaw and teeth similar to canines in the anterior part of the premaxillars. It has 2 dorsal fins, the first of small size; the second of great size that reaches the caudal fin and links with the anal fin, also of great size. It has a pectoral and a ventral fin as well. Blue color, darker in the dorsal region and lighter in the lateral and ventral regions. It can measure up to 1.30 m and weigh up to 1.5 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Neuseeländischer Grenadier
France: 
Hoki de Nouvelle-Zélande
Italy: 
Merluzzo granatiere
Portugal: 
Granadeiro azul
UK: 
New Zealand whip-tail
Japan: 
Hoki
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
GRN
Scientific name: 
Macruronus novaezelandiae
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
177616
Fishing seasons: 
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP