Special thanks for teh fotos to Anders Salesjö, Sweden.
Northeast Atlantic: Bay of Biscay to Spitzbergen; in the Barents Sea to Novaya Zemlya; around Iceland; rare at the southern Greenland.
Northwest Atlantic: Cape May, New Jersey to the Strait of Belle Isle.
Adults are found more commonly from 80 to 200 m, over rock, sand, gravel or shells, usually at temperatures between 4° and 10°C.
Feed mainly on small bottom-living organisms including crustaceans, mollusks, echinoderms, worms and fishes (sand lance, capelin, silver hake, American eels, herring and argentines.
A batch spawner.
Undertakes extensive migrations in the Barents Sea and Iceland.
Aeglefinus linnei Malm, 1877
Gadus aeglefinus Linnaeus, 1758 (basionym)
Melanogrammes aeglefinus (Linnaeus, 1758) (misspelling)
Morhua aeglefinus (Linnaeus, 1758)