Hairlip brotula

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Hairlip brotula
Cataetyx messieri.jpg
Drawing by R. Mintern
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Bythitidae
Genus: Cataetyx
C. messieri
Binomial name
Cataetyx messieri
Günther, 1878

The hairlip brotula, Cataetyx messieri, is a viviparous brotula of the genus Cataetyx, found around South America from Argentina to Chile at depths of between 140 and 1,649 metres (459 and 5,410 ft) . Their length is between 60 and 70 centimetres (24 and 28 in).[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Cataetyx messieri" in FishBase. February 2018 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8