Black fathead

The Black fathead lives in the pelagic-oceanic, marine, depth range 1 - 100 m environment.

The black Fathead Minnow that you see in a lot of bait shops will stay alive a long time, but in dark water they blend in and are hard for prey fish to locate. More

Black Fathead Minnows are added to ponds as a source of food for other species. They can spawn many times throughout the spring and summer. The use of stacked pallets and trees can create spawning habitats. One year olds range in size from . More

Common names

Blå tykhovedfisk in Danish (dansk)
Black cigarfish in English
Black cubehead in English
Black cubiceps in English
Black fathead in English
Blou vetkop in Afrikaans
Blue cubehead in English
Blue fathead in English
Cap escatós in Catalan (Català)
Centrolofo alalunga in Italian (Italiano)
Cigarrfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Cubehead in English
Dérivant in French (français)
Dérivant brun in French (français)
Derivantes in Spanish (español)
Driftfish in English
Klatež in Slovene
Klatež in Slovene
Kyvopsaro in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Kyvopsaro in Greek, Modern (1453)
longfin cigarfish in English
Okimedai in Japanese (日本語)
Pastir krilaš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Pastir krilaš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Pez medusa in Spanish (español)
Savorín in Spanish (español)
Savorines in Spanish (español)
Schlanker Driftfisch in German (Deutsch)
Schlanker Quallenfisch in German (Deutsch)
Sort tykhovedfisk in Danish (dansk)
Swart vetkop in Afrikaans
Tirone in Portuguese (Português)
Κυβόψαρο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
кубоглав длинноперый in Russian (русский язык)
巴氏方头鲳 in Mandarin Chinese
巴氏方頭鯧 in Mandarin Chinese
蓝灰方头鲳 in Mandarin Chinese
藍灰方頭鯧 in Mandarin Chinese
長鰭方頭鯧 in Mandarin Chinese
长鳍方头鲳 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Nomeidae
Genus : Cubiceps
Species : Cubiceps baxteri
Authority : McCulloch, 1923