Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

No

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Present in the East Atlantic from the Norwegian Sea and Iceland to West Africa, including the Western Mediterranean and off-lying islands.

ECOLOGY

Bathydemersal species found at depths of 25-1250 m where it inhabits sandy and muddy bottoms. It feeds on crustaceans, small fish and cephalopods.

FISHERIES

Mainly caught by demersal and mid-water trawl, longlines and handlines fisheries.

DID YOU KNOW

The rose red colour is a common adaptation to its deepwater surroundings, in which red light is filtered out of the spectrum appearing black.