Merluccius albidus

Merluccius albidus, sometimes known as the offshore hake, offshore silver hake, or offshore whiting, is a species of fish in the family Merlucciidae. It is found on the outer (offshore) continental shelf at depths of 70–1,170 m (230–3,840 ft) in the west Atlantic, ranging from New England to French Guiana.[2] It reaches 70 cm (28 in) in length and 4.1 kg (9.0 lb) in weight.[2]

Merluccius albidus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Merlucciidae
Genus: Merluccius
M. albidus
Binomial name
Merluccius albidus
(Mitchill, 1818)


  1. McEachran, J.D.; Polanco Fernandez, A. & Russell, B. (2015). "Merluccius albidus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2015: e.T16466377A16509742. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T16466377A16509742.en.
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Merluccius albidus" in FishBase. December 2011 version.
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