The World’s Smallest Mammals

The World’s Smallest Mammals: Kitti’s Hog-Nosed Bat

Depending on whether you measure by weight or size, Kitti’s Hog-nosed Bat (aka the Bumblebee Bat) is one of the two top contenders for world’s smallest mammal. At an average of 2g (0.071oz), this diminutive species is found in limestone caves along rivers in western Thailand and southeast Burma.

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The Most Astounding Transparent Animals

The Most Astounding Transparent Animals: Barreleye Fish

The first photos of this strange fish alive and in its natural habitat were not published until 2004, although the species has been recognized since 1939. Found in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans at a depth of between 600 to 800 meters, there are 14 different types of Barrelfish. Their most salient feature? Their weird eyes and their completely transparent head.

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The World’s Most Incredible Bioluminescent Creatures

Bioluminescence Dragon Fish

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The Deep Sea Dragonfish

< Dragonfish belong to a group of deep sea fishes known as Stomiidae, and vary greatly based on sex. Females grow to just over foot and are much more aggressive than the male, who is ten times smaller, toothless and without a working gut. Females of some species also boast an illuminated barbell that grows from the chin, which is used as a lure for prey. Apart from the barbell, Dragonfish also have light emitting organs called photophores along the length of their bodies and in their fins.

Dragon Fish

Incredible Bioluminescence: Firefly Squid

Firefly Squid

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