You’re looking at the smallest snail ever discovered. Measuring just 0.86mm in height, ten of these extreme “microsnails” could fit within the eye of a single needle, though it’s not immediately obvious why they evolved to be so small. Called Angustopila dominikae, the new species of snail was discovered in China’s Guangxi province.

Photograph: Dr Barna Páll-Gergely and Nikolett Szpisjak./ZooKeys


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