Distributed in the Northeast Atlantic ranging from South Norwegian Sea to West Africa. Also present in the Mediterranean Sea.
Oceanic species found in mid-water above the thermocline, at depths from 200 to 600 m. Opportunistic feeder, its varied diet includes fish, crustaceans and squids.
Caught mainly fisheries using longline, drift gillnets, harpoon and set nets.
DID YOU KNOW
They are one of the fastest fish in the ocean, reaching speeds of up to 50 miles / 80 km per hour.