Fish Facts: Great Northern Tilefish

Great northern tilefish – Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps: Occur from Nova Scotia to southern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico and possible the northern coast of South America. Usually tilefish are found in fairly deep waters around 500 ft or more, usually over mud or sand bottom and occasionally over rough bottom. They feed mainly on shrimp and crabs but also are known to feed on smaller fish and squid. Considered a good food fish they can be cooked in a variety of ways.