Present in the North-east Atlantic, from the Canary Islands to the south and the Bay of Biscay to the north. Also found in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Species associated to muddy-sand bottoms and seagrass beds mainly in depths from 5 to 20 m. It feeds on worms, molluscs, crustaceans, and echinoderms.
Most of the landings are by trammel nets, gill nets and hand lines.
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The mean length of individuals increases with water depth.