Cape hake

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long body. Undefended lower jaw with small teeth. Numerous scales all over the body. The general coloration is greyish, darker on the back than on the sides. Ventral region light gray. With a black submandibular stain of varying shape and size.

International Designations

Germany: 
Kap-Hecht
France: 
Merlu blanc du Cap
Italy: 
Nasello del Capo
Portugal: 
Pescada da Africa do Sul
UK: 
Cape hake
Japan: 
Merulûsa
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
HKC
Scientific name: 
Merluccius capensis
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): 
294182
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV