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Silver hake

Order Gadiformes
Family Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long head, between 3.4 and 4.0 times in standard length. Long pectoral fins, reaching the origin of the anal fin. Silver gray in its upper half, white in the lower half.

FAO code
Merluccius bilinearis
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov
International denominations
Germany Nordamerikanischer Seehecht
France Merlu argenté
Italy Nasello atlantico
Portugal Pescada prateada
United Kingdom Silver hake
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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