A member of the Merlucciidae family, the silver hake is primarily known as whiting. An aggressive ﬁsh and a swift swimmer, it is a good species for sportﬁshing.
IdentificationThe body of the whiting is long and slender, with a ﬂattened head, a large mouth, and strong, sharp teeth. The second dorsal ﬁn and the anal ﬁn are deeply indented, giving the ﬁn a divided appearance. The ﬁrst ﬁn is short and high. Its coloring is dark gray above, with iridescent purple hues that fade to silvery white on the belly. It has only two dorsal ﬁns and one anal ﬁn and lacks a chin