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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.

FAO code
Merluccius hubbsi
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
Germany Argentinischer Seehecht
France Merlu argentin
Italy Nasello atlantico
Portugal Pescada da Argentina
United Kingdom Argentine hake
Japan Merurusa-rui
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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