Category: Believe It or Not | Miscellaneous

Do You Know? (Fisheries Facts)

Bagarius bagarius (Dwarf Goonch) is the largest freshwater fish of Bangladesh. Blue wheal is the largest animal of the world reaching up to 10 m. The oarfish (Regalecus glesne) is the world’s largest teleost, reaching lengths of 8 m to as much as 12 m. Whole specimen are rare. Whale shark is the largest fish. Most sharks are harmless- at least to humans. Nevertheless, 25 species of sharks are …read more

Category: Believe It or Not | Miscellaneous

What is the Smallest Fish in the World?

Paedocypris progenetica is the known smallest fish in the world. Paedocypris is a fish genus in the family Cyprinidae (which also includes carps and minnows) which is recorded form Indonesia. Before discovering the smallest frog as well as vertebrate named Paedophryne amauensis from Papua New Guinea in August 2009, this fish was also a smallest vertebrate in the world. The length of smallest mature female was measured 7.9 mm (0.31 …read more