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The many species in the Macrouridae are found in all oceans, where they occur over very deep bottoms, including the deep ocean basins. 7 mi (6,000 m), and few occur shallower than 328 ft (100 m). Melanonids are widely distributed in open ocean meso- and bathypelagic depths between tropical and subantarctic waters. Most species in the genera Merluccius and Melanonus occur over continental shelves or upper continental slopes. Favored bottom types occupied by species in the genus Merluccius range from sandy to muddy.

Almost all deep The family Moridae is found in all oceans. Most species have very restricted ranges, although Antimora microlepis occurs in much of the entire North Pacific. Four species in the Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia The two species in the family Melanonidae are not wellknown or often collected. One species is circumantarctic, the other circumglobal in tropical/subtropical waters. Merlucciids occur in continental slope and deep-shelf habitats along coastlines throughout the world. The several species in Merluccius are found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, the eastern Pacific Ocean, and off southern New Zealand.

A slight gap separates the caudal fin from the dorsal and anal fins. • Merlucciidae: This includes hakes and grenadiers. The genus Merluccius (hakes) has a large head (1/3 to 1/4 of body length), with a large, oblique mouth. The lower jaw is longer than the upper. There are two separate dorsal fins, with the first being shortbased, high, and triangular. The second is long and partially divided by a notch in midsection. The single anal fin is similar in shape to the second dorsal. There are pelvic fins with seven rays.

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