Top Ten Creatures of Planet Earth – Smallest Edition


Slender Loris

Size 15 – 35cm Location India & Sri Lanka Habitat Tropical Rainforests Food Insects

 Sun Bear


 Size 120 -150cm Location Southeast Asia Habitat Tropical Rainforests Food Bees, termites, ants, honey



Saguaro National Park BioBlitz Oct 21-22 October 21, 2011 Scientist/Team Leader: William R Miller


Size 0.5mm long Location Worldwide Habitat Ice, deep-sea, sand dunes, moss, soil, freshwater Food Algae, plant cells and small invertebrate Notable They can withstand extreme temperatures and environments, even space!


Courtesy of Habitat News

Courtesy of Habitat News

Size 7.9mm Location Southeast Asia Habitat Peat swamps, Acidic waters Food ??? Notable They can survive extreme draughts and live in highly acidic water


Kitti’s Hog Nosed Bat


Size 30 – 40mm Location Thailand & Burma Habitat limestone caves along rivers Food Insects

Paedophryne amauensis

Photo by AJC

Size 7.7mm Location Papua New Guinea Habitat Tropical forest leaf litter Food small invertebrates Notable It does not start out as a tadpole, instead it will hatch as a ‘hopper’ or mini, mini frog!

Bee Hummingbird

Size 5.7cm Location Cuba Habitat Mogotes (hilly areas) Food Flora Notable Can flap wings up to 90 times per second and lays eggs that are smaller than coffee grounds! 

Pygmy Marmoset Monkey


Size 14 – 16cm Location Amazon Habitat Rainforests Food Tree gum Notable They give birth to twins every time.

Brookesia Micro Chameleon


Size Up to 29mm Location Nosy HaraMadagascar Habitat Forest leaf litter and tree branches Food Tiny insects

Octopus Wolfi


Size 1.5cm Location Indo-Pacific Region Habitat Ocean 3-30m deep & reefs

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