Eastern Atlantic: Iceland and Norway southward to off Pointe Noire, Gulf of Guinea and Namibia; questionably reaching False Bay, South Africa (Ref. 4388). Absent from the Mediterranean (Ref. 4936). Western Atlantic: Nova Scotia, Canada and northern Gulf of Mexico to Puerto Rico (Ref. 7251), Bermuda, northern South America to southeastern Brazil (Ref. 82736). Highly migratory species, Annex I of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (Ref. 26139).