Found near the bottom, from close inshore to about 913 m (Ref. 2850). Abundant in cold waters at moderate depths. Feed on mollusks, crustaceans and fishes (Ref. 37955); also echinoderms and worms (Ref. 28499). The spine can be dangerous and cause a painful wound (Ref. 2850). Environment: demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 913 m (Ref. 6793)
Climate: temperate; 58°N - 28°N
. FishBase. Allen, M.J. and G.B Smith. 1988 . (Ref. 6793).