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Report: World's smallest fish discovered

Updated: January 31, 2006, 4:55 PM ET
Associated Press — Jan. 31, 2006

BANGKOK, Thailand — Scientists say they have discovered the world's smallest known fish in threatened swampland in Indonesia.

The fish, a member of the carp family, has a translucent body and a head unprotected by a skeleton.

Mature females grow to less than a third of an inch long. The males have enlarged pelvic fins and muscles that may be used in reproduction, researchers wrote in a report published Wednesday by the Royal Society in London.

"This is one of the strangest ...

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