Northwest Atlantic: northern Gulf of Mexico to Newfoundland, western Greenland. Northeast Atlantic: coasts of Europe and the British Isles from the Barents Sea to the northern Bay of Biscay.
One locality at Cape Blanc, Mauritania. Reported from Estonia.
Sedentary bottom dwellers on muddy sand between patches of hard substrate, or on the soft, smooth ground of deep sinks on the continental slopes of both sides of the North Atlantic.
Feed on flatfishes, amphipods, decapods, copepods, mysids, shrimps, isopods and other small crustaceans. Spawn in the Baltic Sea.
Couchia edwardii Couch, 1866
Gadus cimbrius Linnaeus, 1766
Gaidropsarus cimbrius (Linnaeus, 1766)
Motella caudacuta Storer, 1848
Motella cimbrica (Linnaeus, 1766)
Onos cimbrius (Linnaeus, 1766) (synonym)
Rhinonemus caudacuta (Storer, 1848)
Rhinonemus cimbrius (Linnaeus, 1766) (synonym)