Present in the North-east Atlantic from the Bay of Biscay to West Africa, including off-lying islands. Also present in the Mediterranean Sea.
Benthopelagic species found in depths between 0-250 m. It inhabits rocky and sandy bottoms and seagrass beds. Its diet consists of crustaceans, fish, and molluscs.
Caught with beach seines, trawl nets, bottom longlines and handlines.
DID YOU KNOW
This species is a protogynic hermaphrodite this means it is first a female and then becomes a male.