10 of the Smallest Animals of their Kind



5. Barbados Thread Snake

The incredibly small snakes in the world are Barbados thread snake. This blind specie of snake is found in Caribbean island of Barbados. The tiny specie has an average length of 4 inches and is as thin as they can pass through the hole with a diameter of pencil lead, truthfully, they look like a worm. Larvae of termites and ants are the feast of these snakes unlike other snakes that eat mammals and birds. The specie is fighting for its survival on earth and it is left only in some parts of Barbados and also exist in Martinique.


4. Humming Bird

Bee humming-bird is the smallest bird in the world and lives in Cuba that is why it is also known as Cuban bird. The petite bird has a weight of 1.8 grams and a length of 2 inches. In the specie of humming-bird it is found that the males are smaller in length as compared to the female bees. The female bird builds a cup-shaped nest with cobwebs, barks and lichen where she lays her eggs. The food of humming birds includes nectar, insects and spiders which they suck by a tube shaped tongue which looks like a straw.


3. Bamboo Bats

Philippine is a place where four of the world’s smallest things are found and Philippines bamboo bats are one of them. The specie belongs to Vespertilionid family of bats and is among the smallest bats in the world. The mammal bird has a length of 4cm and has a weight of 1.5 grams. The bamboo bat is among the 1000 smallest bat specie that can be found in Philippine.

2. Izecksohn’s Toad

Among many species of frogs that have been discovered by zoologists, Brazilian gold frogs, also known as Izecksohn’s Toad   are the smallest in all. They have a size equal to a dime and measure 9.8 millimeters in body length with a golden skin for which they are called golden frogs. But the smallest adult golden frog which is found so far is the one that belongs to Northern Hemisphere and is as small as 8.5 mm. The scientific name given to this infinitesimal animal is Eleutherodactylus Iberia as there is no common name for them.


1. Paedocypris Fish

Paedocypris is a fish which is measured 7.9 mm in length and claimed as the smallest fish and the smallest vertebrate or backboned animal in the entire world. It belongs to Cyprinidae family “the largest family of fresh water fishes” and found in swamp forests of Indonesia’s Sumatra Island where the water is very acidic and has a PH level as low as 3. The smallest adult fish of this family was a male. The previous record was hold by an indo pacific goby but it is wondrous that the new discovery has broken the record of smallest size in fish and has gained 1st place in the list of smallest animals in the world.

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