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Silver Hake Merluccius bilinearis


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Silver Hake
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Alternate name: Whiting

Family: Gadidae, Cods view all from this family

Description The silver hake, Atlantic hake or New England hake, Merluccius bilinearis, is a merluccid hake of the genus Merluccius, found in the northwest Atlantic Ocean from Maryland to the Newfoundland Banks, at depths of between 55 and 900 m. Its length is about 30 in (75 cm).

Dimensions Up to 30" (76 cm); 5 lbs (2.3 kg).

Habitat Ocean or bay shallows, Open ocean.

Range New England, Mid-Atlantic, Eastern Canada.