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What is d smallest animal on earth?

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Asked by mallikarjun, 20 Aug '11 08:30 pm
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Strictly speaking, the smallest animal in the world would be an amoeba. Amoebas are unicellular organisms, which means they are comprised of only a single cell and are classed in the animal kingdom under Protozoa.

However many people do not consider these to be "living creatures", despite their inclusion in the animal kingdom. The other smallest animals, in order of there size, are:

The smallest insects are the male parasitic wasps. They measure only 139 micrometers in length. The females are around 40% larger than the males. These are the smallest animals, when amoeba and the like are not included.

The smallest beetle belong to the Nanosellini tribe. They all measure less that 1mm in length. The smallest in Scydosella musawasensis at 300 micrometers long.

The smallest animal with a backbone is a species of fish, known as Stout Infant Fish. It measures just about 7mm in length and is found in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

The smallest amphibians are the Monte Iberia E ...more
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Answered by valobasa, 20 Aug '11 08:32 pm

 
  
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Wrong,its not amoeba it is phyto plankton-they are also unicellur organisms.
Answered by trilok jeet, 28 Oct '12 08:27 pm

 
  
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Answered by Akantha, 20 Aug '11 08:33 pm

 
  
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