Distributed in the North-east Atlantic, from Iceland and the Norwegian Sea down to North-west Africa. Also present in the Mediterranean Sea.
Meso-demersal species that inhabits soft bottoms with a depth range of 100 to 700 m. They feed on small bottom fish as well as squids and crustaceans.
Caught most commonly using otter and beam trawls by mixed bottom-trawl fisheries.
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From the age of 4, males exhibit higher mortality rates in comparison to females.