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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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Adult Weight [1]  25.464 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

Prey / Diet Overlap




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.;

External References



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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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