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European Hake Merluccius merluccius

Merluccius merluccius has an elongate body that may reach up to 1.3 m in length. It has a dark blue dorsal colouring but is silvery-grey underneath. It has been observed using its pectoral and pelvic fins to dig into soft sandy substrates, often throwing sand onto their backs. Image: Guido Schmitz (iNaturalist).

Find out more: iNaturalist, Marine Life Information Centre