Merluccius patagonicus Lloris & Matallanas, 2003
Patagonian hake
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Family:  Merlucciidae (Merluccid hakes)
Max. size:  56.2 cm SL (male/unsexed); 71 cm SL (female)
Environment:  pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range - 95 m
Distribution:  South Amercia: Patagonia, Argentina.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 38-51; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 37-39. Body elongated and slender. Superior profile of the head with a depression above the eyes. Upper border of the opercular membrane inclined, descending from its origin, moving away from lateral line. Ocular diameter relatively large. Lateral line with 123-126 oblique rows of scales. First gill arch with 12-17 gill rakers (Ref. 50605).
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.03.04
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.09.21

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