Scientific Name
Cubiceps whiteleggii
Cubiceps whiteleggii懷氏方頭鯧
by: 潘俊宏
Author (Waite, 1894) Depth 150 - 550M
Chinese 懷氏方頭鯧 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 圓鯧科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F480 Nomeidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 懷氏方頭鯧 
Max Length 21 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 肉鯧、'鯧仔魚(臺東)、黑肉魚(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、South West、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Deep Sea、Coastal  Holotype Locality Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia 
Synonyms Cubiceps natalensis, Cubiceps squamiceps, Cubiceps whiteleggi, Mulichthys squamiceps, Psenes guttatus, Psenes squamiceps, Psenes stigmapleuron, Psenes whiteleggii, Psenes whitelegii   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);福建魚類誌(朱等, 1985);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  朱元鼎 編 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057169. ASIZP0058272. ASIZP0058537. ASIZP0058627. ASIZP0059147. ASIZP0061558. ASIZP0061598. ASIZP0061682. ASIZP0062395. ASIZP0063144. ASIZP0063216. ASIZP0063744. ASIZP0065047. ASIZP0067232. ASIZP0068150. ASIZP0073833. ASIZP0080633. ASIZP0080676. ASIZP0802111. ASIZP0803911. ASIZP0912111. ASIZP0913911. ASIZP0916330. FRIP00309. FRIP20219. FRIP22303. NMMBP00486. NMMBP01686. NMMBP01747. NMMBP01750. NMMBP02630. NMMBP04163. NMMSTP00475. NMMSTP01665. NTMP0425. NTMP0836. NTUM06904. ...List all 37 records... 
Common Name Shadow driftfish; Indian driftfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body somewhat deep; body depth 29.2- 35.2% standard length. Snout blunt, forehead slightly arched. Mouth small, barely reaching beyond anterior margin of eye; jaws teeth small, in a single series; palatine teeth more elongate, in single row; vomerine tooth patch small; single median row of teeth on tongue. First dorsal fin with IX to XI long and fragile spines, its origin over pectoral-fin origin; second dorsal fin with 18 to 21 soft rays preceded by I or II spines; anal fin with III spines and 18 to 21 soft rays, slightly shorter than soft dorsal fin; caudal fin deeply forked. Scales on cheek nearly reaching anterior margin of eye. Silvery white when fresh, becoming brownish with well-defined scale pockets in preservative.
habitats Found in deep water on the continental slope. Feeds mainly on salps. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: probably occurring throughout the Indian Ocean, extending to Japan. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marketed fresh and could also be used as fishmeal or paste.