|Scientific Name||Merluccius Australis|
|Alternative Name(s)||Southern Hake|
|Maori Name(s)||Kehe, Tiikati|
|Typical Length||700 – 1000mm|
|Typical Weight||3 - 9kg|
Hake have a thin, round body with a large mouth brimming with inward-turned teeth. Colouring is dark-grey along the spine, transitioning to a silver side and light-grey belly.
They possess a squared-off tail and their dorsal and anal fins stretch the length of the spine.
|Location / Habitat||
This species is found in New Zealand & Chilean waters. In New Zealand they are located around the Chatham Rise, Campbell Plateau and South Island northward to the East Cape.