Patagonian grenadier

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body very compressed laterally. Sturdy head with relatively large eyes. Wide mouth, with slight prognathism of the lower jaw. The first dorsal fin begins slightly behind the vertical that passes through the base of the pectorals. The second dorsal fin links with anal fin; relatively short pectoral fins, small pelvic fin in thoracic position. Intense blue color on the back, flanks and belly lighter. Maximum observed size of 117 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Patagonischer Grenadier
France: 
Hoki d’Argentine
Italy: 
Merluzzo granatiere
Portugal: 
Granadeiro da Patagónia
UK: 
Patagonian grenadier
Japan: 
Hoki
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
GRM
Scientific name: 
Macruronus magellanicus
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
95957
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC