Distributed in the North-east Atlantic from the Barents Sea and Iceland southwards to North-west Africa, including off-lying islands.
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.
Mainly landed in mixed-trawl and longline fisheries.
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In the deep-water habitats, the large size eye enables sight and the coppery-black coloration helps its camouflage.