Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
- Inada, T. 1995 Merlucciidae. Merluzas. p. 1272-1274. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9316) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9316&speccode=60857
Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California.
- Cohen, D.M., T. Inada, T. Iwamoto and N. Scialabba 1990 FAO species catalogue. Vol. 10. Gadiform fishes of the world (Order Gadiformes). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cods, hakes, grenadiers and other gadiform fishes known to date. FAO Fish. Synop. 125(10). Rome: FAO. 442 p. (Ref. 1371) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=1371&speccode=25
Merluccius hernandezi is known from the Gulf of California.
Eastern Pacific: Gulf of California [if valid].
bathydemersal; marine; depth range 300 - 300 m (Ref. 46206)
- Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.) 2003 Catalog of fishes. Updated database version of March 2003. Catalog databases as made available to FishBase in March 2003. (Ref. 46206) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=46206&speccode=60302
Habitat and Ecology
Habitat and Ecology
Merluccius hernandezi inhabits epipelagic and mesopelagic zone waters of the continental shelf, open sea, and seamounts, to a depth of around 300 m. This is likely to be a small-sized species, as it has been recognised as a 'dwarf' Hake stock (Iwamoto et al. 2004).
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Dooley, J., Fritzsche, R., Matsuura, K., Collette, B., Nelson, J., Carpenter, K. & Iwamoto, T.
Collen, B., Richman, N., Beresford, A., Chenery, A. & Ram, M.
De Silva, R., Milligan, H., Lutz, M., Batchelor, A., Jopling, B., Kemp, K., Lewis, S., Lintott, P., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Smith, J. & Livingston, F.
Merluccius hernandezi has been assessed as Data Deficient. The taxonomy of this species is uncertain, and there is very little information available regarding its population numbers and biology. Further research is therefore needed before a more accurate assessment of its conservation status can be made.
Merluccius hernandezi was previously classed as Merluccius angustimanus, and is said to have a low abundance (Cohen et al. 1990).
Data deficient (DD)
- IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006. http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57073
Merluccius hernandezi is of no real commercial importance and is only exploited on a local scale by trawlers (Cohen et al. 1990).