Micromesistius poutassouis commonly referred to as Blue whiting. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. A aquarium size of at least 1500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Northeast Atlantic: Barents Sea south through the eastern Norwegian Sea, around Iceland, then in the western Mediterranean, and south along the African coast to Cape Bojador. Northwest Atlantic: southern Greenland and off southeast Canada and the northeastern coast of the USA.
Found over the continental slope and shelf to more than 1000 m, but more common at 300-400 m. Feeds mostly on small crustaceans but large individuals also prey on small fish and cephalopods.
Makes daily vertical migrations: surface waters at night and near the bottom during the day.