Species catalogue

Hake

Order Gadiformes
Family Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Short head, between 2.5 and 2.8 times the standard length. Scales all over the body except lacrimal. Lower jaw very prominent, with a clear prognathism; mouth rather oblique. Colour: dark grey, blackish on dorsum and lighter on belly. Mouth cavity and tongue blackish. A split black mark on the submandibular fold. The maximum registered length is 87 cm.

Characteristics
FAO code
HKM
Specie
Merluccius senegalensis
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
Germany Seehecht
France Merlu du Sénégal
Italy Nasello atlantico
Portugal Pescada negra
United Kingdom Hake
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets

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