Merluccius is a genus of merluccid hakes from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, where mainly found relatively deep.

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Merluccius productus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gadiformes
Family: Merlucciidae
Subfamily: Merlucciinae
Genus: Merluccius
Rafinesque, 1810
Type species
Merluccius smiridus
Rafinesque, 1810
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Distribution of American Merluccius spp.

The generic name is derived from French mer ("sea") and Latin lucius, "pike."[2]


The 14 recognized species in this genus are:[3]


  1. ^ William Eschmeyer, ed. (2018). "SEARCH RESULTS FROM THE Catalog of Fishes Genera that contain: Merluccius". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Merluccius merluccius, European hake : fisheries".
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). Species of Merluccius in FishBase. April 2018 version.
  4. ^ Deli Antoni, M.Y., Delpiani, S.M., Stewart, A.L., González-Castro, M. & Díaz De Astarloa, J.M. (2015): Merluccius tasmanicus Matallanas & Lloris 2006 is a junior synonym of M. australis (Hutton 1872) (Gadiformes: Merluciidae) based on morphological and molecular data. Zootaxa, 3956 (1): 29–55.