Despite the name, “northern” this species of tilefish range south all the way to Northern coast of South America. But true to the name they also range as far North as Nova Scotia.
Still despite the huge range they are relatively unknown and rarely caught by recreational fisherman. This is because they are normally found in very deep water. Rarely shallower than 250ft but usually deeper to water over 1000 foot deep.
Main foods include crabs and shrimp but will also feed on other foods if they can catch them such as shrimp and smaller fish.