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| Common names: hake (English), Merluza (Espanol) |
Merluccius angustimanus Garman, 1899
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.
Depth: 80-500 m.
Southern California to the Gulf of California to Colombia.