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Patagonian grenadier

Order Gadiformes
Family Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body very compressed laterally. Sturdy head with relatively large eyes. Wide mouth, with slight prognathism of the lower jaw. The first dorsal fin begins slightly behind the vertical that passes through the base of the pectorals. The second dorsal fin links with anal fin; relatively short pectoral fins, small pelvic fin in thoracic position. Intense blue color on the back, flanks and belly lighter. Maximum observed size of 117 cm.

FAO code
Macruronus magellanicus
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Patagonischer Grenadier
France Hoki d’Argentine
Italy Merluzzo granatiere
Portugal Granadeiro da Patagónia
United Kingdom Patagonian grenadier
Japan Hoki
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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