WoRMS taxon details

Merluccius albidus (Mitchill, 1818)

158748  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158748)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Type locality contained in New York  
type locality contained in New York [details]
Distribution Scotian shelf off eastern Canada, into eastern Canada into the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to Rio de Janeiro  
Distribution Scotian shelf off eastern Canada, into eastern Canada into the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to Rio de Janeiro [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Merluccius albidus (Mitchill, 1818). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158748 on 2018-06-21
Date
action
by
2005-05-27 07:39:43Z
created
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source Lloris, D.; Matallanas, J.; Oliver P. (2005). Hakes of the world (Family Merlucciidae). An annotated and illustrated catalogue of hake species known to date. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 2. Rome, FAO. 57p. 12 colour plates. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofGadus albidus Mitchill, 1818) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

basis of record  (ofMerluccius magnoculus Ginsburg, 1954) Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on lanternfishes, merlucciids, squid and crustaceans [details]

Distribution Scotian shelf off eastern Canada, into eastern Canada into the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to Rio de Janeiro [details]

Habitat deepwater species occuring over a wide depth range, usually deeper than 183m  [details]

Habitat benthic [details]

Importance Social- Minor Commercial, fishery [details]

Reproduction Spawning occurs from April to July, possibly near the bottom in depths of 330-550m. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English offshore whitingoffshore silver hakeoffshore hake  [details]
French merlu du largemerlu blancmerlu argenté du largemerlu  [details]
German Seehecht  [details]
Japanese ofushoa-heiku  [details]
Portuguese prescada prateada do alto  [details]
Spanish merluza norteamericana meridionalmerluza blanca de alturamerluza blancamerluza  [details]
Merluccius albidus, 413 m Gulf of Mexico

Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017. Identification from photograph by A. Quattrini.
 

Merluccius albidus, 682 m Gulf of Mexico

Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017. Identification from photograph by A. Quattrini.
 

Merluccius albidus, 702 m Gulf of Mexico

Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017. Identification from photograph by A. Quattrini.
 

Merluccius albidus, 719 m Gulf of Mexico

Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017. Identification from photograph by A. Quattrini.