Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Benthopelagic; depth range 165 - 2100 m (Ref. 97531), usually 400 - 600 m (Ref. 106425)
Climate / Range
Subtropical; 56°N - 51°S, 161°W - 180°E
Cosmopolitan: Western Atlantic: off South Carolina to Florida and off Bermuda; NE and SW Gulf of Mexico. Eastern Atlantic: off SW Ireland, Bay of Biscay, throughout Mediterranean, Gulf of Guinea, and Cape of Good Hope. Indo-West Pacific: from Gulf of Aden and east African coast to Japan and Hawaii; Plesionika martia orientalis: Indo-Pacific. Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Also caught by pelagic trawls (Ref. 417). Minimum depth from Ref. 80357. Benthic species inhabiting muddy bottoms (Ref. 434), soft mud and coarse sand at depths of 176 to 700 m (Ref. 80357). Benthopelagic (Ref. 91956). Feeds on crustaceans (Pasyphaeidae, euphausiids) and carrion (Ref. 434).