Merluccius productus

Alternate names: Pacific hake, Pacific whiting

Author: (Ayres, 1855)


Size: to 91 cm

General: Head short. Pectoral fin tips usually reaching to or beyond the origin of anal fin. Caudal fin always concave. Color silvery on back grading to whitish ventrally.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 0 - 1000 m. In California: 181 - 1205 m.

Ocean range (global): Eastern Pacific from northern Vancouver Island, Canada to northern part of the Gulf of California.

Habitat description: Demersal, pelagic.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Allen, L.G., D.J. Pondella, and M.H. Horn, Eds. (2006). The Ecology of Marine Fishes California and Adjacent Waters. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 670 pp.

Citation: Merluccius productus ((Ayres, 1855)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-18.
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