Macruronus novaezelandiae

Common Name

Patagonian Grenadier-hake

Year Described

Lönnberg, 1907


Southwestern Atlantic: Argentina to Chile, including the Falkland Islands. Also known from one specimen off S.E. Brazil (Carvalho-Filho et al., 2011).


Carvalho-Filho, A., Marcovaldi, G., Sampaio, C. L., & M.I.G. Paiva. 2011. First report of Macruronus novaezelandiae (Gadiformes: Merluccidae: Macruroninae) from Atlantic tropical waters. Marine Biodiversity Records, 4: e49.

Olavarría, C. , Balbontín, F., Bernal R., & C.S. Baker. 2006. Lack of divergence in the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene between Macruronus species (Pisces: Merlucciidae) in the Southern Hemisphere, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 40:2, 299-304

Other Notes

Olavarría et al. (2006) indicated that the populations from New Zealand and South America are indistinguishable morphologically and genetically. The South American population (Macruronus magellanicus) is at best only a subspecies of M. novaezelandiae.