Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Nomeidae
Etymology: Cubiceps: Latin, cubus = cube + Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-oceanic; oceanodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range ? - 100 m (Ref. 5951). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 107 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397); common length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3397)
Eastern Atlantic: northeast Atlantic south to about 20°N off the African coast, including western Mediterranean. Northwest Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951).
Oceanic, epipelagic or mesopelagic in warm and temperate waters. Feeds mainly on salps (Ref. 33689).
Haedrich, R.L., 1990. Nomeidae. p. 1014-1018. In J.C. Quero, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01100 (0.00424 - 0.02851), b=3.03 (2.80 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.5 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .