Cape hake

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. It differs clearly from Merluccius capensis, which it shares the distribution zone with, because the Merluccius paradoxus lacks scales in the lacrimal, preoperculus and interoperculus as well as any type of submandibular spot.

International Designations

Germany: 
Tiefwasser-Kapseehecht, Kap-Seehecht
France: 
Merlu blanc du Cap
Italy: 
Nasello dell’Oceano Indiano
Portugal: 
Pescada da Namíbia
UK: 
Cape hake
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
FAO code: 
HKO
Scientific name: 
Merluccius paradoxus
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
5250
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV