IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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  Common names: hake (English), Merluza (Espanol)
Merluccius angustimanus Garman, 1899

Panama hake

Elongate, compressed, tapering to a narrow tail base; head relatively long (30-33.5% of SL) and flattened, with a V shape crest on top; large eyes and mouth, lower jaw slightly projecting; jaw teeth long, strong and pointed, in 2 irregular rows; teeth on center but not sides of roof of mouth; 16-18  gill rakers; 2 separate dorsal fins, the 1st  shorter and triangular (I, 9-12), the 2nd  with a long base and partly divided by a notch, 36-40 rays; anal fin similar to 2nd  dorsal fin, 36-39; well developed, non filamentous pelvic fins, 7 rays, situated before the pectorals; tail fin short, slightly forked; scales small, 121-134 on the lateral line.

Silvery, with a black cast above; fins dusky, pectorals blackish.

Size: 40 cm.

Habitat: bathypelagic.

Depth: 80-500 m.

Southern California to the Gulf of California to Colombia.


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