Cubiceps capensis   (Smith,  1845) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Nomeidae

Image copyrights: Lord, R.

Description
Color: Dark brown to deep purple, fins dark.

Preorbital snout naked or with a few predorsal scales distinctly smaller than those between eyes.


Synonym (s)
Atimostoma capensis Smith, 1845

Common Name (s)
• Cape Fat-Head
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(fishery)

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic
Prey:  salps

Biogeography


• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 2608-3624 mts)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 2608-3624 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/5269/1/43.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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