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THE SMALLEST ANIMALS IN THE WORLD


By : Ririn Sholiha

Animal or animals is also called the group of organisms classified in the kingdom Animalia or metazoans, is one of a variety of living things on earth. Other designations are the fauna and wildlife (or animals only).

Animals in the sense of the modern systematics group includes only multicellular (multicellular), and organized in different functions (the network), so this group is also known as histozoa. All animals are heterotrophic, meaning that it does not make its own energy, but must be picked up from the surrounding environment. Although some experienced the process of metamorphosis later on in their lives. Most animals are motile, meaning they can move spontaneously and independently. All animals are also heterotrophs, meaning they must ingest other organisms or their products for sustenance.

Most known as animal phyla appeared in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion, about 542 million years ago.

The most known animal phyla appeared in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion, about 542 million years ago.

The word “animal” comes from the Latin word animalis, meaning “having breath”, in daily use. The word usually refers to non-human animals. Sometimes, a close relative of humans just like mammals and other vertebrates addressed in daily use. The biological definition of the word refers to all members of the kingdom Animalia, encompassing creatures as diverse as sponges, jellyfish, insects and humans.

Animals have several characteristics which distinguish them from other living beings. Animals are eukaryotic and are multicellular, mostly that separates them from bacteria and most protists. They are refer to heterotrophic, generally digesting food in an internal Chamber, which separates them from plants and algae. They are also distinguished from plants, algae, and fungi by lacking rigid cell walls. All animals are motile, if only at certain life stages. In most animals, embryos pass through a blastula stage, which is a characteristic exclusive to animals.

Some of the animals that we find around us does have the size vary widely. Ranging from the size of elephants and ants are very small though. But the size of the animals body are much smaller when compared to the body size of similar animals in General. Following are the world’s smallest animals other than insects for sure,:

1.The Smallest Dog

chihuahua information

chihuahua information

This little dog named Ducky, he lived in Massachusetts, USA, and his size is only 4.9 inches high 12, 4 cm. The dog is listed in the Guinness Book as the world’s smallest dog, and repositioned the former (Yorkshire terrier).

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Sea Horse

a sea horse

a sea horse

The sea horses are 16 mm. These animals live in the western Pacific waters and live at a depth of 13-90 under the water surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Fish

what animals are reptiles

what animals are reptiles

These fish are named Paedocypris progenetica. This world’s smallest fish found on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, in January 2006. These fish are a family of Paedocypris progenetica carp or fish. The length of the fish just 7.9 mm or 0.3 inch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Horse

images of animals

images of animals

The name of this horse is thumbelina, only 17 inches in height, or about half a mile away. Thumbelina was born on a farm that specializes providing mini-horses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Cow

world smallest animals

world smallest animals

This animal was a cow that has been aged 16th. This cow high reached only 81-91 cm. compare with other cows that are larger and larger the cow was only 6 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Cat

smallest cat in the world

smallest cat in the world

It is the world’s smallest cat named PERKIN, entered into the Guinness world records in 2004. This cat is found in Illinois, and weighed only 3 pounds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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