Distributed along the North-east Atlantic in the Barents and Greenland Seas and southwards to the Bay of Biscay .
Benthopelagic species found in depths ranging 1 - 2000 m. It inhabits sandy, muddy and hard bottoms and feeds on crustaceans, fish and bottom invertebrates.
Mostly caught in fisheries using demersal trawls, longlines and gillnets.
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The largest of the European flatfish and adults prefer environments with bottom temperatures of -0.5°C to 6.0°C.