Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long body. The dorsal part begins with a flattening in the head, to the height of about half of the orbits, then rises to become slightly convex in all its extension. With scales on head and body. Robust head. Big mouth with teeth in jaws and vomer. Fins very similar to Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi). The color of the back is dark gray with violet reflections, and iridescent white belly. It can measure up to 120 cm.