Scientific Name Merluccius Australis
Alternative Name(s) Southern Hake
Maori Name(s) Kehe, Tiikati
Typical Length 700 – 1000mm
 Typical Weight 3 - 9kg
 Physical Description

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.

  Hake Recipes


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