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15) We are smaller than Ikan Bilis (Anchovies)


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By courtesy of bilisrasamalaysia.com

Ikan bilis translated from Maly literally means “fish anchovy”.  It belongs to Anchovies family, tiny shape in size but full of iron and calcium in nutrients.  It is also an essential ingredient in a local delicious dish Nasi Lemak (coconut rice).  I would have thought that Ikan bilis is the smallest fish that I have known of, but surprisingly it is not true.
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Paedocypris is claimed to be one the smallest known species fish in the world.  It measures from 7.9mm to 10.3mm.  It can be found in Southeast Asia, where it appears in Malaysia and Indonesia.
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Schindleria brevipinguis, also known as ‘stout infant fish’ is the second smallest known fish in the world.  It can grow up to 8.4mm and it can be found in Austria’s Great Barrier Reef and Osprey Reff in the Coral Sea.
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Dwarf pygmy goby (pandaka pygmaea) is one of the smallest tropical freshwater fish.  Mature mail can grow up to 11mm, and the female to 15mm.  It is known as bia and tabios in the Philippines.
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