Cubiceps caeruleus, Blue fathead

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Cubiceps caeruleus Regan, 1914

Blue fathead
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes(Genere, Specie) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Scombriformes (Mackerels) > Nomeidae (Driftfishes)
Etymology: Cubiceps: Latin, cubus = cube + Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Regan.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecologia

marino; distribuzione batimetrica 20 - 250 m (Ref. 54802). Tropical; 19°S - (Ref. 1902)

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

South Atlantic and Pacific. Western Central Atlantic: Also reported in Nicaragua (Ref. 13613), Uruguay (Ref. 2806), and Peru (Ref. 5530).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.5 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 49326); Età massima riportata: 4 anni (Ref. 31631)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 12; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 23-27; Spine anali 2; Raggi anali molli: 21 - 24; Vertebre: 31. Pale to dark blue-grey, back darker than sides; caudal fin dark, other fins clear (Ref. 4412).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Feeds mainly on salps. May be caught using a pelagic trawler (Ref. 33689).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

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. 126983)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 15 May 2013

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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AFORO (otoliths) | Aquatic Commons | BHL | Cloffa | BOLDSystems | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes: Genere, Specie | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | FAO - Publication: search | Faunafri | Fishipedia | Fishtrace | GenBank: genome, nucleotide | GloBI | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Database Nazionali | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Socotra Atlas | Tree of Life | Wikipedia: Go, ricerca | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201): 11.5 - 23.5, mean 17.7 °C (based on 364 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00621 - 0.01402), 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.
Resilienza (Ref. 120179):  Medio, tempo minimo di raddoppiamento della popolazione 1.4 - 4.4 anni (tm=1; tmax=4; K=0.66).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100).