Distributed along the North-east Atlantic from the Southern Barents Sea to the Bay of Biscay. Also present around Iceland and the Baltic Sea.
Benthic species present from 10-200 m. It lives on a wide range of bottoms like muddy, sandy and rocky substrates. Mostly feeds on small invertebrates.
Generally caught in mixed bottom fisheries by otter and beam trawlers.
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Capable of adapting its colour according to surrounding within seconds.