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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Ophidiiformes
Family: Bythitidae Viviparous brotulas
Subfamily: Bythitinae
Genus: Cataetyx

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cataetyx alleni Eastern Atlantic 12 TL 1906
Cataetyx bruuni Eastern Atlantic 10 TL 1963
Cataetyx chthamalorhynchus Southeast Atlantic 36 TL 1981
Cataetyx hawaiiensis Eastern Central Pacific 1954
Cataetyx laticeps Eastern Atlantic 65 TL 1927
Cataetyx lepidogenys Western Pacific 13 SL 1913
Cataetyx messieri Southeast Pacific and Sou 27.6 SL 1878
Cataetyx nielseni Nielsen's catetyx Southwest Pacific 18 TL 2005
Cataetyx niki Southeast Atlantic 64 TL 1981
Cataetyx platyrhynchus Northwest Pacific 57 SL 1984
Cataetyx rubrirostris Rubynose brotula Eastern Pacific 15.7 TL 1890
Cataetyx simus Eastern Pacific 63.2 TL 1899



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