Vulnerable species – Risk of extinction
Found on the continental shelves and uppermost slopes, from the intertidal region to at least 350 m depth. Sometimes in midwater but prefers to swim near the bottom. Feeds mainly on crustaceans, but also cephalopods and bony fishes.Utilized for human consumption, oil, and fishmeal.
Eastern Atlantic: British Isles and France to South Africa, including the Mediterranean, Madeira and the Canary Islands
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