Trachichthyidae (Slimeheads) Orange roughy
|A bottom otter trawl is a cone-shaped net consisting of a body, normally made from two, four and sometimes more panels, closed by one or two codends and with lateral wings extending forward from the opening. A bottom trawl is kept open horizontally by two otter boards. A boat can be rigged to tow a single or two parallel trawls from the stern or from two outriggers.|
|These are trawlers on which the fish is preserved by freezing.
|Species EnvironmentBenthopelagic species (depth range 180-1 809 m), inhabits deep, cold waters over steep continental slopes, ocean ridges and sea-mounts. Appears to be dispersed over both rough bottoms and steep, rough grounds where it feeds on crustaceans and fish.|