From 180 to 2200 meters.
Habitat: bathypelagic. Found most commonly between 400 and 1200 m depth. Forms large schools at 600 to 900 m depth (Ref. 9988). Feeds on a variety of fish and invertebrates, but primarily on pelagic crustaceans such as shrimps, amphipods and cumaceans; cephalopods and lantern fishes constitute a lesser portion of the diet. It is currently facing overexploitation in the North Atlantic. Utilized frozen and for fishmeal; can be fried and baked (Ref. 9988).
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