Species’ vulnerability not assesed
Benthic (seafloor level), on rocky bottoms, sometimes over sand or mud, at 1-500 m; in trawl catches: mainly at 100-150 m. Feeds on hard-shelled, crabs, lobsters, sea-urchins and other echinoderms.
Spitsbergen southward to White Sea, Scandinavian coasts, Noth Sea, the British Isles, also Iceland and soth-eastern coast of Greenland. Elsewhere, western coast of Greenland, Labrador to Cape Cod, sporadically to Cape Hatteras. Records in the Baltic Sea (east to Rügen and Bornholm Islands), Bay of Biscay and northwestern Mediterranean (Gulf of Genoa).
Credits: Fishbase, Sealifebase, Aquamaps