Re: NANFA-- fish size trivia question

Christopher Scharpf (
Sun, 21 Apr 2002 21:42:10 -0400

> UH, is it the Cyprinidae?

Gee, Ken. That was fast. Yes, as far as I can tell, the minnows exhibits the
greatest size range -- length, not necessarily absolute size -- among

The golden mahseer, Tor putitora, of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal and
Bangladesh measures in at 2.7 m. (Catlocarpio siamensis of Thailand may grow
to 3 m, but I haven't seen this confirmed.)

Danionella translucida of Burma maxes out at 12.2 mm, making it the smallest
freshwater fish in the world.

> OK, I'm perplexed... are you sure the 223X is correct ?!

My math skills fail me again!

Tor putitora is 221x longer than Danionella translucida.

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