World’s Smallest Commercial Fish
There are smaller fish species, but the tiniest available for consumption commercially is found only in the Philippines.
The sinarapan (or tabyos) is the “smallest food fish” in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
With an average length of only 12.5 mm, the sinarapan is a fresh water fish only found in Lakes Buhi and Bato in the Camarines Sur, Bicol region. Naturally transparent with black eyes, it’s a popular fried or boiled delicacy.
The sinarapan population is officially threatened and declining dangerously, due to overfishing and the introduction of predatory species (like the tilapia) into their habitat.