Eastern Atlantic: Cabo Blanco, Mauritania to Angola, with possible strays to South Africa.
Occurs mostly over sand and mud bottoms.
Feeds on hard-shelled invertebrates such as mollusks.
Sale of this species is banned in some countries due to belief that this species is poisonous (but documented proof is lacking).
Not consumed in Africa.
Atinga atinga mauretanicus Le Danois, 1954