Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Top 10 Smallest Animal

10th Place The Medusa

It’s called Irukandji  (Caruk Barnes) and measures about 2 cm. It is among the most dangerous jellyfish!

9th Place the Horse

Thumbelina and she is really small! Do you think that it weighs only 27 pounds and is about 43 cm high

8th Place The Dog

Her name is Brandy and a cute 6 year old Chihuahua. It is about 15cm long .. As for the height you look at the photo above and you do the scale

7th place – The Fish

This fish was only discovered in 2006 near the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It belongs to the family of Paedocypris progenetice.  It measures only 7.9 mm!

6th Place – The Ape

This species belongs to the family of apes and is known as the pygmy marmoset monkey or dwarf. The height of these animals varies from 11 to 15 cm.The weight is around 15 grams.

5th Place – The Bird

The smallest bird is called the Bee Hummingbird, is 6.2 cm high and weighs only 1.6 grams!

4th Place – The Lizard

The scientific name of this lizard is nice Sphaerodactylus ariasae. Its length is only 16 mm

3th Place – The Chameleon

Discovered in the rain forest of Madagascar this is the chameleon (Brookes Low) world’s smallest. Males reach a maximum length of 1.2 cm while the females are a bit longer

2nd Place – The Frog

The Eleutherodactylus Iberia is a frog that lives in the forests of Cuba. His body measures only 10.7 mm . Its small size was very difficult to be measured.

1st Place – The Snake

At first glance it might seem an ordinary earthworm, but in fact it is the snake Eptotyphlops Carlae found in Barbados. Its maximum length is 10 cm.


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