Special thanks for the first two fotos to Rudolf Svensen, Norway.
Eastern Atlantic: Svalbard to west coasts of Scotland and Ireland, deeper parts of North Sea and across the Wyville Thomson ridge to Denmark Strait. Western Atlantic: Davis Strait to George's Bank in Canada.
Bathypelagic. Prefer depths of 182.8-255.9 m, temperature 7-10°C and mean salinity 34 ppt. Probably form schools close to the bottom. Feeds on planktonic invertebrates including euphausiids, amphipods (arrow worms, krill and Thermisto, chaetognaths, squids and ctenophores, also small fishes.
Spawns from April to July. Growth is slow. Eggs and young are pelagic at depths of 400-500m.
Salmo silus Ascanius, 1775
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