Silver hake

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Silver hake
Merluccius bilinearis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Merlucciidae
Subfamily: Merlucciinae
Genus: Merluccius
Species: M. bilinearis
Binomial name
Merluccius bilinearis
(Mitchill, 1814)

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 at depths between 55 and 914 m (180 and 2,999 ft).[1] It is found along the eastern coast of Canada and United States, as well as in the Bahamas, but it is most common between Newfoundland and South Carolina.[1] It is highly predatory, typically feeding on fish and crustaceans, and can reach a length of 76 cm (2.5 ft).[1]


  1. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Merluccius bilinearis" in FishBase. July 2014 version.