Animals in the world has a lot of variation. One of the variations is in the body size. There are animals that created with huge body and some are created with a tiny or small body. The following is the smallest animals in the world from various species.
1. The Smallest Dog in The World : Ducky
Weighing 1.4 ponds and 4.9 inches in tall, Ducky, a Chihuahua from Charlton (Massachusetts, USA), holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s smallest dog (based on height). Ducky beat Danka Kordak from Slovakia, with 5.4 inches high. The smallest dog ever recorded in the Guinness Book of records is Yorkshire with 2.8 inch high.
2. The Smallest Snake in the World : Leptotyphlops Carlae
Eptotyphlops Carlae is the smallest kind of snake in the world with the average length of adults is only four inches. Found in the Caribbean islands, Barbados. It looked like spaghetti noodles and was first discovered by Blair Hedges.
3. The Smallest Fish in the World : Anglerfish Photocorynus Spiniceps
In January 2006, found the world’s smallest fish, in Sumatra island, Indonesia. The fish belong to the family of Paedocypris progenetica. This fish is the smallest vertebrate fish with only 7.9 mm (0.3 inches) in length. The Male of anglerfish Photocorynus spiniceps length is only about 6.2 mm (0.2 in).
4. The Smallest Horse in the World : Thumbelina
Thumbelina is the world’s smallest horse with a height of about 17 inches or 43.18 cm at age of 5 years.
5. The Smallest Cat in the World: Mr. Peebles
Mr. Peebles is 2 year old cat weight only 3 pounds, and by the uniqueness of the weight is relatively small compared to his age, this cat has been verified as the world’s smallest cat by the Guinness Book Of World Record in 2004.
6. The World Smallest Hamster: PeeWee
Only slightly bigger than a coin of 50p, Peewee is the smallest hamster in the world. Weighing less than 1 ounce. Its growth stopped when It was about 3 weeks. The Height of that hamster is only about 2.5 cm (0.9 inches).
7. The Smallest Chameleon in the World : Brookesia Minima
Minima Brookesia is the smallest chameleon species in the world. Chameleon size is only 1.5 inch. Found in the tropical rain forest area of the island of Nosy Be in the north-west coast of Madagascar, females tend to be larger than males.
8. The Smallest Lizard in The World : Sphaerodactylus Ariasae
Because of the very small size, this lizard can furl his body on a dime. This lizard have scientific name of Sphaerodactylus ariasae. The length of it is about 16 millimeters, or three-quarter inches measured from the snout to tail. It’s Another type of lizard Sphaerodactylus parthenopion found in 1965 in England.
9. The Smallest Cow in the World : Vechur Cow
This cow is the world’s smallest cow from cattle breeding results in India and called Vechur cow. With the average height of 31 to 35 inches (81-91 cm). In the photo compared the cows, 16 years old mini cows compared with the usual HF cow at the age of about 6 years.
10. The Smallest Sea Horse : Hippocampus denise
This creature known as Hippocampus denise usually has a length of only 16 millimeters or smaller than a finger nail. Some were found to be only 13 mm long. These sea horses live in the tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean, between 13 and 90 meters below sea level.
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