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White hake

Order Gadiformes
Family Gadidae

Slender and softer-bodied fish, with large eyes and small barbels. Has only two dorsal fins, the second much longer than the first, and only one anal fin. The ventral fins are, long, narrow. The body is rounded in front of the vent, flattened sidewise behind the vent. The mouth is so large that it gapes back to below the eyes, the upper jaw projects beyond the lower. Body color variable, dorsally various dark shades, paler laterally, sometimes bronze, belly pale dirty to yellow white; pelvic fin pale. A dusky blotch present on the opercle.

FAO code
Urophycis tenuis
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
International denominations
Germany Weisser Gabeldorsch
France Phycis blanc
Italy Musdea americana
Portugal Abrótea branca
United Kingdom White hake
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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