Urophycis floridana

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
PhycidaeUrophycis floridana(Bean and Dresel)1884Southern Hake

Urophycis floridana

Unique Characters: 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.

Similar Species

White Hake
Urophycis tenuis

Red Hake
Urophycis chuss

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.

Red Hake Urophycis chuss. 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.

Carolina Hake
Urophycis earllii

Spotted Hake
Urophycis regia

Urophycis regia
Spotted Hake – Urophycis regia

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

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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