Southern hake

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Südlicher Seehecht
France: 
Merlu austral
Italy: 
Nasello australe
Portugal: 
Pescada da Nova Zelândia
UK: 
Southern hake
Japan: 
Nyujiirando-heiku
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
HKN
Scientific name: 
Merluccius australis
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
27748
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV