Blue fathead

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Blue fathead
Cubiceps caeruleus (Blue fathead).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Nomeidae
Genus: Cubiceps
Species: C. caeruleus
Binomial name
Cubiceps caeruleus
Regan, 1914

Cubiceps caeruleus, the blue fathead or cubehead, is a species of driftfish native to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. It is a pelagic fish that can be found at depths of from 20 to 250 metres (66 to 820 ft). It mostly feeds on salps. This species can reach a length of 25.6 centimetres (10.1 in) TL.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Cubiceps caeruleus" in FishBase. February 2014 version.