Distributed in the North-east Atlantic from Iceland and Norwegian coastal areas to North-west Africa. Also found in the Baltic, Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Present in marine and brackish waters in inshore shelf regions from 5-70 m depth. Lives on sandy or mixed bottoms. Its diet consists of bottom fishes and crustaceans.
Mainly caught in beam and otter trawl fisheries, but also in fixed-net, beach seines and longlines fisheries.
DID YOU KNOW
This species is able to change the colour of the eyed side in order to match the bottom it rests on.