Occurs on soft bottoms. Depth range from 100-400 m (Ref. 06302) and from 288-700 m in the eastern Ionian Sea (Ref. 56504). Feeds on small bottom-living fishes as well as on squids and crustaceans (Ref. 4703). Spawns in deep waters off Iceland and west of the British Isles (Ref. 35388).
- Nielsen, J.G. 1990 Scophthalmidae. p. 1026. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6501) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=6501&speccode=27
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