Distributed in the North-east Atlantic ranging from the Norwegian Sea and Iceland to West Africa including the Mediterranean Sea.
Oceanic epipelagic species usually found from the surface down to depths of around 150 m. Its diet consists of fish, cephalopods, crustaceans and cetacean carrion.
Caught mainly with pelagic longlines and also using driftnets and pelagic trawls.
DID YOU KNOW
Given the length of its nose, the top of the jaw is adapted to be able to project forward; so it can bite without lifting its head.