Biscuit skates occur in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. They can be found in sandy and muddy areas to depths of 700m. They are long-lived and slow growing.

These fish are often caught as by-catch in offshore demersal hake fishery nets. The fishery uses trawl nets which are dragged behind the boat on the ocean floor at depths from 110 - 800 m.

Biscuit skates feed mainly on invertebrates and fish.

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Species Facts

  • Found in sandy and muddy areas to depths of 700m.
  • Long-lived and slow growing.
  • Often caught as by-catch.