Species’ vulnerability not assesed
Found on the shelf or coastal pelagic on various bottoms (sand, mud, rocks and seaweeds). Gregarious, ascending to the surface mainly at night. Omnivorous, feeding mainly on crustaceans, also planktophagous. Utilized fresh and frozen; consumed pan-fried, broiled and baked.
Eastern Atlantic: Norway to Angola, including the Canary Islands, Cape Verde. Common from Bay of Biscay to Gibraltar. Also found in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
Credits: Fishbase, Sealifebase, Aquamaps