The Schindleria brevipinguis is the smallest fish in the world and was also for years the smallest invertebrate.
This tiny animal is only 7 mm big. The female are slightly bigger with 8 mm. It owes its Lilliputian size to its early sexual maturity.
With large eyes and transparent skin, it is lacking of scales and teeth.
This fish lives near Lizard Island, a small Australian Island discovered in 1979. But it was listed as a new species only in 2004.
He dethroned the progenetic paedocypris which, with its 7.9 mm, has long held the title!