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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Nomeidae Driftfishes

Genus: Cubiceps

(See list of species below)



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10 species (see list below)

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Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Atlantic and Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Cubiceps baxteri McCulloch, 1923

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Cubiceps baxteri
[Black fathead]

Photo by Villalba, D.O.

South Atlantic and Pacifi
Max. Length 25.6 cm TL
Cubiceps caeruleus Regan, 1914

Photo by Villalba, D.O.
 
Cubiceps caeruleus
[Blue fathead]

Photo by Lord, R.

Probably circumglobal in
Max. Length 101 cm TL
Cubiceps capensis (Smith, 1845)

Photo by Lord, R.
 
Cubiceps capensis
[Cape fathead]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 107 cm TL
Cubiceps gracilis (Lowe, 1843)

Photo by FAO
 
Cubiceps gracilis
[Driftfish]

Photo by FAO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL
Cubiceps kotlyari Agafonova, 1988

Photo by FAO
 
Cubiceps kotlyari
[Kotlyar's cubehead]

Photo by Agafonova, T.B.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.6 cm TL
Cubiceps macrolepis Agafonova, 1988

Photo by Agafonova, T.B.
 
Cubiceps macrolepis
[Large-scale cigarfish]

Photo by Agafonova, T.B.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.1 cm TL
Cubiceps nanus Agafonova, 1988

Photo by Agafonova, T.B.
 
Cubiceps nanus
[Dwarf cigarfish]

Photo by Anderson, S.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 110 cm TL
Cubiceps paradoxus Butler, 1979

Photo by Anderson, S.
 
Cubiceps paradoxus
[Longfin cigarfish]

Photo by FAO

Atlantic, Indian and Paci
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Cubiceps pauciradiatus Günther, 1872

Photo by FAO
 
Cubiceps pauciradiatus
[Bigeye cigarfish]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Cubiceps whiteleggii (Waite, 1894)

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Cubiceps whiteleggii
[Shadow driftfish]
10 Species of Family Nomeidae with Genus Cubiceps
(Driftfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1923 Cubiceps baxteri Black fathead Atlantic and Pacific 100 TL
1914 Cubiceps caeruleus Blue fathead South Atlantic and Pacifi 25.6 TL
1845 Cubiceps capensis Cape fathead Probably circumglobal in 101 TL
1843 Cubiceps gracilis Driftfish Eastern Atlantic 107 TL
1988 Cubiceps kotlyari Kotlyar's cubehead Indo-Pacific 12.6 TL
1988 Cubiceps macrolepis Large-scale cigarfish Western Indian Ocean 14.6 TL
1988 Cubiceps nanus Dwarf cigarfish Western Indian Ocean 12.1 TL
1979 Cubiceps paradoxus Longfin cigarfish Eastern Central Pacific 110 TL
1872 Cubiceps pauciradiatus Bigeye cigarfish Atlantic, Indian and Paci 20 TL
1894 Cubiceps whiteleggii Shadow driftfish Indo-West Pacific 21 SL



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