Re: NANFA-- fish size trivia question

Pete Liptrot (
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 09:20:05 +0100

> as far as I can tell, the minnows exhibits the
> greatest size range -- length, not necessarily absolute size -- among
> fishes.
They are run a close second by the Pimelodidae, from the 3m+
Brachyplatystoma down to a couple of species that barely make it to 20mm.

> Danionella translucida of Burma maxes out at 12.2 mm, making it the
> freshwater fish in the world.
Just out of interest I have an undescribed Rasborine here that has the same
sort of size range as Danionella, the adults I have are no more than 11mm
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