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A circumpolar cold-water species. It inhabits the Central Polar Basin, where it was found right up to the Polar region and peripheral Arctic seas. In the Atlantic Ocean it moves with cold waters along the coasts of America up the Gulf of St. Lawrence and coasts of Newfoundland; in the eastern part of the ocean it is not found south of Iceland and Nordkapp. In the Pacific Ocean it is numerous in the much colder water regions of the Bering and Okhotsk seas, occupied by the "arctic" plankton complex. In the cold season of the year it is found in small numbers on the oceanic side of the North Kuril Islands and in the eastern coastal regions of Kamchatka. [Lichtenstein, 1822]


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