Grenadiers

Coryphaenoides rupestris and Macrourus spp.

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

Found in the North-east Atlantic from Norway, Iceland and Greenland, and southwards to North-west Africa through the western coasts of the British Islands.

ECOLOGY

Deep sea species usually found in the depth range of 100-1200 m. Can be solitary or may form large schools. They feed on fish, crustaceans, and other invertebrates.

FISHERIES

Caught in mixed deep-water trawls, including bottom and mid-water trawls.

DID YOU KNOW

This species is believed to have a lifespan of up to seventy years, and only reaches sexual maturity at around ten years.