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Urophycis tenuis (White hake; Mud hake; Ling; Hake; Boston hake; Black hake)

Synonyms: Gadus tenuis; Phycis borealis; Phycis dekayi; Phycis tenuis; Urophysis tenuis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The white hake or mud hake (Urophycis tenuis) is a phycid hake of the genus Urophycis, found in the deeper waters in the northwest Atlantic Ocean.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  25.46 lbs (11.55 kg)
Female Maturity [2]  1 year 4 months
Male Maturity [1]  1 year 4 months
Maximum Longevity [2]  23 years
Migration [3]  Migratory

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cape Cod National Seashore II 21724 Massachusetts, United States
Gateway National Recreation Area V 1807 New Jersey, United States
Saguenay - St. Lawrence Marine Park National Marine Conservation Area II 310822 Canada

Prey / Diet

Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)[4]
Ammodytes marinus (sand eel)[4]
Astarte arctica (Arctic astarte)[4]
Centropages typicus[4]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[4]
Dichelopandalus leptocerus (bristled longbeak)[5]
Doryteuthis pealeii (longfin inshore squid)[5]
Evadne nordmanni[4]
Keratella cochlearis[4]
Leptocheirus pinguis[4]
Meganyctiphanes norvegica (Norwegian krill)[5]
Merluccius bilinearis (Whiting)[5]
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)[4]
Paracalanus parvus[4]
Peprilus triacanthus (Sheephead)[4]
Tautogolabrus adspersus (Sea perch)[4]
Unciola irrorata[4]
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)[5]
Urophycis regia (Spotted hake)[4]
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)[5]
Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (ellipse)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alosa pseudoharengus (kyack)1
Alosa sapidissima (American shad)2
Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)2
Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)1
Argentina silus (Atlantic argentine)1
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)1
Brosme brosme (Tusk)2
Carcharhinus obscurus (Whaler shark)1
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)1
Centropristis striata (Sea bass)1
Cynoscion arenarius (Sand seatrout)1
Cynoscion nothus (Silver weakfish)1
Cynoscion regalis (Weakfish)1
Dipturus laevis (Barndoor skate)1
Etmopterus spinax (Black centrina)1
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)1
Gadus morhua (rock cod)1
Galeus melastomus (Black-mouth catshark)1
Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale)1
Halichoerus grypus (Gray Seal)1
Hippoglossina oblonga (Fourspot flounder)2
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)2
Hoplostethus mediterraneus (Mediterranean redfish)1
Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic White-sided Dolphin)2
Lamna nasus (Porbeagle shark)1
Lepophidium profundorum (Fawn cusk-eel)1
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)1
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)1
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)3
Malacoraja senta (Smooth skate)2
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)1
Merluccius bilinearis (Whiting)2
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)1
Mustelus canis (Dogfish)1
Myoxocephalus octodecemspinosus (Sea raven)1
Nezumia bairdii (Marlin-spike grenadier)1
Oceanodroma leucorhoa (Leach's Storm-Petrel)1
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)1
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)1
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)2
Phycis chesteri (Longfin hake)1
Pollachius virens (Sillock)1
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)1
Pomatoschistus minutus (freckled goby)1
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)1
Saurida brasiliensis (Brazilian lizardfish)1
Scomber scombrus (Split)1
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)1
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)3
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)1
Scyliorhinus retifer (Chain dogfish)1
Sebastes fasciatus (Acadian redfish)2
Sterna paradisaea (Arctic Tern)1
Synodus foetens (Soapfish)1
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)1
Triglops murrayi (Moustache sculpin)1
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)3
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)1

Predators

Amblyraja radiata (Starry ray)[4]
Anarhichas minor (Spotted wolf-fish)[6]
Brosme brosme (Tusk)[4]
Carcharhinus plumbeus (Thickskin shark)[5]
Halichoerus grypus (Gray Seal)[4]
Hemitripterus americanus (Wip)[4]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[4]
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Halibut)[4]
Lagenorhynchus acutus (Atlantic White-sided Dolphin)[4]
Leucoraja erinacea (common skate)[4]
Leucoraja ocellata (Winter skate)[4]
Lophius americanus (Monkfish)[4]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[4]
Mustelus canis (Dogfish)[4]
Paralichthys dentatus (fluke)[4]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[7]
Pollachius pollachius (Pollock)[4]
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)[4]
Scophthalmus aquosus (brill)[4]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[4]
Sterna paradisaea (Arctic Tern)[4]
Urophycis chuss (Squirrel hake)[4]
Urophycis tenuis (White hake)[5]
Zoarces americanus (Ocean pout)[4]

Providers

Parasite of 
Anisakis simplex[4]
Contracaecum osculatum[4]
Grillotia erinaceus[4]
Lepidapedon elongatum[4]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[4]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[8]
Contracaecum osculatum[8]
Echinorhynchus gadi[8]
Grillotia erinaceus[8]
Lepidapedon elongatum[8]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[8]

Distribution

Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northeast; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Canada; East Greenland Shelf/Sea; Greenland; Iceland; Newfoundland-Labrador Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; USA (contiguous states); West Greenland Shelf; Western Atlantic: Labrador and the Grand Banks of Newfoundland to the coast of North Carolina. Straying to Iceland in the east and Florida in the south.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495. 3Riede, Klaus (2004) Global Register of Migratory Species - from Global to Regional Scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. 330 pages + CD-ROM 4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 5Food of Northwest Atlantic Fishes and Two Common Species of Squid, Ray E. Bowman, Charles E. Stillwell, William L. Michaels, and Marvin D. Grosslein, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-155 (2000) 6Feeding Habits of Fish Species Distributed on the Grand Bank, Concepción González1, Xabier Paz, Esther Román, and María Hermida, NAFO SCR Doc. 06/31, Serial No. N5251 (2006) 7THE DIET OF HARBOUR PORPOISE (PHOCOENA PHOCOENA) IN THE NORTHEAST ATLANTIC, M. B. SANTOS & G. J. PIERCE, Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review 2003, 41, 355–390 8Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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