Common Name(s): Hake
UK Record Weights from
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore:
Slender bodied with large head and jaws. The mouth has numerous sharp curved teeth. Barbels absent. Two dorsal fins, with the first being short based and triangular, and composed of some 8 to 19 rays. The second dorsal fin is mirrored by the anal fin below, and is long based, has 30 plus branched rays, and shows a notable depression approximately two thirds along. The pectoral fin extends back to the gap between the two dorsal fins. The caudal fin has a straight edged profile.
Colouration ranges from the slate blue to grey of the back and upper sides, through into the silver/white of the lower sides, and belly region. The lateral line is black, as is the inside of the mouth and gill cavity.
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