Found in the temperate waters of the North Atlantic Ocean. Stranding records are more common in the eastern North Atlantic, with the bulk of stranding records from the British Isles and North Sea.
The northern limit in the eastern Atlantic extends to 71o 30’ N in the Norwegian Sea; the western Atlantic range extends to Labrador. The southern limit lies between 33o and 41o N. Stranding records from Florida are probably extralimital. Water depths where sightings have occurred range from 200 to 1500 m.