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Merluccius gayi peruanus
South Pacific hake, Peruvian hake
Merluza peruana (Spanish)
The latitudinal distribution of Peruvian hake (Merluccius gayi peruanus) extends from northern Ecuador (01 °N) to central Peru (14 °S). A single stock is considered to exist between the northern limit of Peru (03 °S) and Huarmey (10 °S) (Guevara-Carrasco and Lleonart, 2008).