Speial thanks for the fotos to Rudolf Svensen, Norway.
Western Atlantic: western Greenland, Hudson Bay and Labrador to Massachusetts.
Arctic: west of Boothia Peninsula in the Northwest Territories and the northern parts of Kara and Laptev seas.
Occurs on soft bottoms. Benthic.
Feeds mainly on epibenthic animals and does not seem to burrow much for prey.
Smaller fish prey on smaller species like amphipods, isopods and small bivalves while larger fish prey on shrimps, euphausiids and fish.