Argentine hake

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Argentine hake
Merluccius hubbsi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Merlucciidae
Subfamily: Merlucciinae
Genus: Merluccius
Species: M. hubbsi
Binomial name
Merluccius hubbsi
Marini, 1933

The Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi) is a merluccid hake of the genus Merluccius, found in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, along the coast of Argentina.

Very similar to Merluccius merluccius (European hake), it can reach a length of 95 cm, with a weight up to 5 kg. It lives at depths from 100 to 200 m, and feeds on crustaceans, squids and fish (including smaller hakes). It migrates southwards in spring and northwards in autumn.