Spotted Hake (Urophycis regia)

 Spotted Hake (Urophycis regia)

Also known as ... Ling Cod, spotted codling,

Often mistaken for its cousin the Red Hake (Urophycis chuss) ... Red hake have a filamentous third ray on the dorsal fin and no spots.

Description ...

The spotted hake's body tapers to the tail.  With two dorsal fins and 2 filamentous pelvic fins similar to their cousins the white and red hake.  The dorsal fin is broken into two sections the first being smaller and the second running almost the full length of the body.  It does not have a third ray . . .

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