Distributed in the North-east Atlantic in the Greenland and the Norwegian Seas. Also present in the waters south of Iceland and Greenland.
Benthic and epipelagic species present in muddy or rocky bottoms ranging from 5-1000 m in depth. They feed on small crustaceans, cephalopods, and small fishes.
Caught mainly in pelagic and demersal trawl fisheries, but also in gillnet and longline fisheries.
DID YOU KNOW
Dorsal rays of many Sebastes from European waters are connected to venom glands and can produce quite painful stings.