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Pacific hake

Order Gadiformes
Family Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long head, between 2.9 and 3.8 times the standard length. Color brownish blue in its upper half, white in the lower half with a yellowish longitudinal line. Margin of caudal fin usually concave. It can measure up to 115 cm.

FAO code
Merluccius gayi
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
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International denominations
Germany Chilenischer Seehecht
France Merlu du Chili
Italy Nasello del Cile
Portugal Pescada do Chile
United Kingdom Pacific hake
Japan Chiri-heiku
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Purse seines

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