Hairlip brotula

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

The hairlip brotula, Cataetyx messieri, is a brotula of the genus Cataetyx, found around South America from Argentina to Chile at depths of between 200 and 1,500 m. Their length is between 60 and 70 cm.