Hake

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Short head, between 2.5 and 2.8 times the standard length. Scales all over the body except lacrimal. Lower jaw very prominent, with a clear prognathism; mouth rather oblique. Colour: dark grey, blackish on dorsum and lighter on belly. Mouth cavity and tongue blackish. A split black mark on the submandibular fold. The maximum registered length is 87 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Seehecht
France: 
Merlu du Sénégal
Italy: 
Nasello atlantico
Portugal: 
Pescada negra
UK: 
Hake
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets
FAO code: 
HKM
Scientific name: 
Merluccius senegalensis
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
10074
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV