Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Nomeidae
Etymology: Cubiceps: Latin, cubus = cube + Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335). More on author: Regan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; depth range 20 - 250 m (Ref. 54802). Tropical; 19°S - (Ref. 1902)
South Atlantic and Pacific. Western Central Atlantic: Also reported in Nicaragua (Ref. 13613), Uruguay (Ref. 2806), and Peru (Ref. 5530).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 49326); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 31631)
Morphology | Morphometrics
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 11.5 - 23.5, mean 17.7 (based on 364 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00639 - 0.01427), b=2.88 (2.77 - 2.99), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.0 se; Based on diet studies.
Generation time: 1.7 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): 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) .