It is a white fish species  commonly found in sloping underwater areas. It is characterised by a pointed and bulky head, and a very tapered shape.
A dietary fish par excellence, it contains a significant amount of vitamins and minerals.
The hake, commonly known as merluccius merlucciu, is a marine fish of the family Merlucciidae. It is a round fish that measures 30 to 110 cm. Its body is elongated and has a light grey colour. It has a large mouth ending directly below the eye. Its teeth are sharp and well developed. The hake is distinguished from other gadidae by its lack of barbel and the presence of two dorsal fins, an anal fin, and a large mouth.
It is an exclusively marine fish that lives at great depths, up to 1000 m in saltwater. It only rises to the surface at nightfall.