Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

No

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed in the North-east Atlantic from the Barents Sea and Iceland southwards to North-west Africa, including off-lying islands.

ECOLOGY

Benthopelagic species found in the range depth of 200-1700 m. Uses water columns to ascend from the depths at night to feed on cephalopods, crustaceans and fish.

FISHERIES

Mainly landed in mixed-trawl and longline fisheries.

DID YOU KNOW

In the deep-water habitats, the large size eye enables sight and the coppery-black coloration helps its camouflage.