The Atlantic pomfret is a long, oval-shaped flat fish, with a large mouth and small eyes. Its back is bluish grey, the sides are a little lighter, and the belly has a silvery colour.
It is a pelagic species, which lives in depths between 100 and 300 m. During the night, it rises to the surface, looking for food. When it is small, it feeds on crustaceans, but when it becomes an adult, it has a diet based on fish and squid.
Its maximum length is 70 cm and 6 kg of weight.
Its spawning season takes place in summer (from August to September).
It is captured with longline.