The world’s smallest fish on record is the Paedocypris progenetica, and it can be found in the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The Paedocypris progenetica is a member of the carp fish family. The small fish holds the title for the smallest vertebrate (backboned animal), measuring 7.9 mm at adult maturity.
Just in January 2006, scientists discovered the world’s smallest vertebrate or backboned animal. It is only 7.9mm long and was found in the forest swamps of the Indonesian island Sumatra. It is part of the carp family but it is called the Paedocypris fish. The females are smaller than the males. Here are some photographs of the Paedocypris fish:
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