It is a fish with a long body. It has large eyes and mouth, strong and curved teeth. Its back is brownish grey, the sides and belly are silver.
It lives near the seabed, usually in depths between 70 and 370 m. It feeds on fish and squid.
It is a fish of variable size, between 20 and 70 cm.
The best fishing season is from April to July.
It is captured with different gear: Dragnet, trammel and longline.