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Prior to the great 'What is the smallest fish' debate, the second smallest species of fish was considered to be the Dwarf Goby, Trimmatom nanus. This species grows to 1 cm in length. Its printed name is longer than the adult fish.

It occurs on coral reefs of the Indo-West Pacific.

References:

  1. Hoese, D.F. in Paxton, J.R. & W.N. Eschmeyer (Eds). 1994. Encyclopedia of Fishes. Sydney: New South Wales University Press; San Diego: Academic Press [1995]. Pp. 240.