Species catalogue

Red hake

Order Gadiformes
Family Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Fish with two dorsal fins and one anal fin. No connected with the caudal fin. First dorsal fin with an elongated ray. Pelvic fins also reaching about the anal fin origin. Body color variable, reddish to olive brown dorsally, sometimes very dark or mottled; lower sides paler, sometimes with dusky dots; belly and underside of the head pale. A dusky blotch present on the opercle. The fins are generally dark, except for the pelvic fins, which are pale.

FAO code
Urophycis chuss
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
International denominations
Germany Roter Gabeldorsch
France Phycis écureuil
Italy Musdea atlantica
Portugal Linguiça
United Kingdom Red hake
Japan Reddoheiku
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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