Cubiceps pauciradiatus   Gunther,  1872 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Color: Light tan to brown; caudal fin dusky, other fins clear.

Teeth patches on midline of roof of mouth and tongue large, broad and granular (sometimes partly obscured by mucous).

Synonym (s)
Cubiceps athenae Haedrich, 1965
Cubiceps carinatus Nichols & Murphy, 1944
Cubiceps longimanus Fowler, 1934
Cubiceps nesiotes Fowler, 1938

Common Name (s)
• Longfin Fat-Head
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal
Prey:  salps


• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 20-285 mts)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 20-285 mts)
• West Coast INDIA (Record: 1998-2000) (Depth: 201-400 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 -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Venu, S and Kurup, BM (2002) Distribution and abundance of deep sea fishes along the west coast of India Fishery Technology Society of Fisheries Technologists 39(1) 20-26 Available at - NIO, Goa

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