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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What is the animal Merluza known for?

Merluza is the common name for several marine fish in the order of Gadiformes, which are related to cod and haddock.
Merluza can be found in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as well as in the Mediterranean and Black seas.
Merluza are medium to large fish, averaging from 0.5 to 3.6 kilograms (1 to 8 pounds) in weight, and can grow up to 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) in length.
Merluza have a large head with a big mouth and sharp teeth.
They have a long and slender body covered by small scales.
Merluza are predators that feed on prey near or on the bottom of the sea.
They migrate vertically, staying in deep water during the day and coming to shallower depths during the night.
They also migrate seasonally, according to their reproductive cycle.
Merluza are commercially important fish, especially in Europe and South America, where they are sold as fresh, frozen, filleted, smoked, or salted.
Merluza have white flesh that is firm and tasty, and are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Merluza are also known as hake or pescada in other languages.

Where does the Merluza live?

The merluza is a common name for several marine fish that belong to the order Gadiformes.
These fish live in different regions of the Atlantic, Pacific oceans, depending on the species.
Some of the most well-known species of merluza are:
  • The European hake (Merluccius merluccius), which is found off the Atlantic coast of Europe and western North Africa, in the Mediterranean Sea, and in the Black Sea.
  • The Argentine hake (Merluccius hubbsi), which is found off Argentina.
  • The Benguela hake (Merluccius poli), which is found off South Africa.
  • The Southern hake (Merluccius australis), which is found off Chile and New Zealand.
  • The North Pacific hake (Merluccius productus), which is found in the northeast Pacific.
The merluza fish usually stay in deep water during the day and come to shallower depths during the night to feed.

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