Cubiceps macrolepis Agafonova, 1988
Large-scale cigarfish
photo by Agafonova, T.B.

Family:  Nomeidae (Driftfishes)
Max. size:  14.6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic-oceanic; marine; depth range 0 - 150 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Arabian-Indian Ridge, eastern part of the Arabian Basin, and off the Equator Seamount above the Carlsberg Rise..
Biology:  Feeds mainly on salps (Ref. 33689). Caught by midwater trawl (Ref. 28222).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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