The Phycidae are a family of hakes in the order Gadiformes. They are native to the Atlantic Ocean, but the juveniles of some species enter estuaries.[1] Sometimes this family is classified as the subfamily Phycinae of the cod family, Gadidae.[2]

Phycid hakes
Greater forkbeard (Phycis blennoides)
Spotted Codling (Urophycis regia)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Phycidae
Swainon, 1838



  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Phycidae" in FishBase. June 2012 version.
  2. Joseph S. Nelson. Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-54713-1.

"Phycidae" at the Encyclopedia of Life

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