Urophycis chuss

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
PhycidaeUrophycis chuss(Walbaum)1792Red Hake

Urophycis chuss

Unique Characters: First dorsal fin with an elongated ray. Upper limb of first gill arch with 3 rakers (rarely 2). Scale rows between first dorsal fin and lateral line about 7.

Similar Species

White Hake
Urophycis tenuis

Carolina Hake
Urophycis earllii

White Hake Urophycis tenuis. First dorsal fin with an elongated ray. Upper limb of first gill arch with 2 rakers (rarely 3). Scale rows between first dorsal fin and lateral line 11 or more.

Carolina Hake Urophycis earllii. First dorsal fin without an elongated ray. Scale rows between first dorsal fin and lateral line 18 to 21.

Southern Hake
Urophycis floridana

Spotted Hake
Urophycis regia

Urophycis regia
Spotted Hake – Urophycis regia

Southern Hake Urophycis floridana. First dorsal fin without an elongated ray. Scale rows between first dorsal fin and lateral line 12 or fewer. Upper limb of first gill arch with 2 rakers.

Spotted Hake Urophycis regia. First dorsal fin without an elongated ray. Scale rows between first dorsal fin and lateral line 12 or fewer. Upper limb of first gill arch with 3 (rarely 2) rakers.

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