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Cape hake

Order Gadiformes
Family Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. It differs clearly from Merluccius capensis, which it shares the distribution zone with, because the Merluccius paradoxus lacks scales in the lacrimal, preoperculus and interoperculus as well as any type of submandibular spot.

FAO code
Merluccius paradoxus
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
Germany Tiefwasser-Kapseehecht, Kap-Seehecht
France Merlu blanc du Cap
Italy Nasello dell’Oceano Indiano
Portugal Pescada da Namíbia
United Kingdom Cape hake
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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