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Description of a new species of hake: Merluccius patagonicus sp. nov. (Gadiformes, Merlucciidae) from the waters of Argentina
D. Lloris, J. Matallanas

A new species of the family Merlucciidae is presented, Merluccius patagonicus sp. nov., from the waters of the Argentine Sea. Besides the description of the new species, a brief diagnosis and a key to identification are added, with the purpose of easily separating the species from its similar relatives among the genus Merluccius Rafinesque, 1810 reported in the region: M. hubbsi and M. australis.

Keywords: Gadiformes, Merlucciidae, Merluccius patagonicus, hake, new species, taxonomy, FAO Fishing Area 41, Argentine Sea, South Western Atlantic ocean.
Contents of this volume Sci. Mar. 67(3) : 323-326 Back PDF
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