Description of a new species of hake: Merluccius patagonicus sp. nov. (Gadiformes, Merlucciidae) from the waters of Argentina
Keywords:Gadiformes, Merlucciidae, Merluccius patagonicus, hake, new species, taxonomy, FAO Fishing Area 41, Argentine Sea, South Western Atlantic ocean
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.
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