11 Photos Of The World's Smallest Animals That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand

The world is an astonishing place full of strange creatures and some of the species are small, but at the same time so cute. Let's share some of the tiniest and smallest animals in the world.

Speckled padloper

The world's smallest species of tortoise. The males of H. signatus measure 6–8 cm (2.4–3.1 in) in straight carapace length, while the larger females measure up to almost 10 cm (3.9 in) and weight is about 95–165 g (3.4–5.8 oz).

  • 26 Points
Paedophryne amauensis

Paedophryne amauensis is a species of frogs from Papua New Guinea discovered in August 2009 and formally described in January 2012. At 7.7 mm (0.30 in) in length, it is considered the world's smallest known vertebrate.

  • 26 Points
Bumblebee bat

Bumblebee bat is about 29 to 33 mm (1.1 to 1.3 in) in length and 2 g (0.071 oz) in mass.

  • 25 Points
Bee hummingbird

The bee hummingbird is the smallest living bird.[2] Females weigh 2.6 g (0.092 oz) and are 6.1 cm (2.4 in) long, and are slightly larger than males, with an average weight of 1.95 g (0.069 oz) and length of 5.5 cm (2.2 in).

  • 23 Points
Octopus wolfi

Octopus wolfi is the smallest known octopus. It is found in fairly shallow waters in the western Pacific. It is characterised by a pattern of "papillate fringes" around the edge of the suckers near the arm tip. It's length is less than 2.5 cm (1 in) and it weighs less than 1 g (0.04 oz). It is found in the western Pacific Ocean at depths between 10 and 100 ft (3 and 30 m).

  • 19 Points
Pygmy marmoset

The pygmy marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) is a small New World monkey native to rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. It is notable for being the smallest monkey and one of the smallest primates in the world at just over 100 grams (3.5 oz) (Madame Berthe's mouse lemur is smaller). It is generally found in evergreen and river edge forests and is a gum-feeding specialist, or a gummivore.

  • 18 Points
Brookesia micra

Brookesia micra is a species of chameleon from the island of Nosy Hara in Antsiranana, Madagascar. It is the smallest known chameleon and among the smallest reptiles. In length, adult Brookesia micra can grow up to 29 mm (1.1 in).

  • 18 Points
Etruscan shrew

The Etruscan shrew (Suncus etruscus), also known as the Etruscan pygmy shrew or the white-toothed pygmy shrew is the smallest known mammal by mass, weighing only about 1.8 grams (0.063 oz) on average.

  • 14 Points
Mouse lemur

Mouse lemurs have a combined head, body and tail length of less than 27 centimetres (11 in), making them the smallest primates.

  • 13 Points
Dwarf lanternshark

The dwarf lanternshark is possibly the smallest shark in the world, reaching a maximum known length of 20 cm (7.9 in).

  • 7 Points