Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Nomeidae
Etymology: Cubiceps: Latin, cubus = cube + Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335). More on author: Regan.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 20 - 250 m (Ref. 54802). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28222); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 31631)
Morphology | Morphometrics
South Atlantic and Pacific. Western Central Atlantic: Also reported in Nicaragua (Ref. 13613), Uruguay (Ref. 2806), and Peru (Ref. 5530).
Feeds mainly on salps. May be caught using a pelagic trawler (Ref. 33689).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Menni, R.C., R.A. Ringuelet and R.H. Aramburu, 1984. Peces marinos de la Argentina y Uruguay. Editorial Hemisferio Sur S.A. Buenos, Aires, Argentina. 359 p. (Ref. 2806)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00250 - 0.01453), b=3.06 (2.85 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=1; tmax=4; K=0.66).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .