Ok, we’re sorry. It would appear that the previous ‘Teeny Tiny Fish’ blog gave false information. It has been reported in the past couple of years that two other fish claim to be smaller still. These are the male stout infantfish (Schindleria brevipinguis) measuring a diminutive 7mm and smallest of all the male anglerfish (Photocorynus spiniceps) discovered in the Philippines measuring snout to tail only 6.2mm. Yes that really is small.

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