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Pacific whiting

Order Gadiformes
Family Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Short head, ranging from 2.5 to 2.9 times the standard length. Numerous scales on the lateral line, with no scales on the nasal membrane, lacrimal, lower cheek, preopercular and interopercular. The coloration is silver gray on the back and whitish in the ventral region. It can measure up to 91 cm.

FAO code
Merluccius productus
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
Germany Nordpazifischer Seehecht
France Merlu du Pacifique
Italy Nasello del Pacifico
Portugal Pescada do Pacífico Norte
United Kingdom Pacific whiting
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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