Spotted Hake - (Urophycis regia)

Spotted Hake are predatory fish that feed primarily on other fish and squid. Hake generally live in deep waters of the continental shelf to as deep as 2,000 feet. Hakes are schooling fish and this had led to them being commercially important.

The spotted hake can be distenguished from other hakes by the lack of the long filament on the first dorsal fin. Also the dorsal fin has a black spot with white dorsal fin edges. The spotted hake is the most common species of hake on the East Coast.

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