Present in the North-east Atlantic from the Norwegian Sea to the Iberian Peninsula, including the Baltic Sea. Also found in the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Present on sandy and rocky bottoms in depths ranging between 20-70 m. It has also been reported in brackish waters. Its diet consists of bottom fishes, crustaceans and bivalves.
Caught in demersal fisheries using beam trawls, otter trawls, gill nets and trammel nets.
DID YOU KNOW
Initially, larvae present one eye on each side of the head but at the end of the metamorphosis the right eye moves to the left side.