The blackbelly rosefish has a reddish back and pink and whitish hues in the belly. Its body is robust, with big, bulgy eyes and distinctive spines.
It is found in the northeast Atlantic and in the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores, where it lives close to the seabed, from 200 to 1000 meters deep, often dwelling in marine wrecks.
It is a solitary species that only gathers in summer, for
It feeds on fish and crustaceans during
the day, with a period of inactivity at nighttime.