The 9 Most Largest Animals Of Their Kind On The Planet

Big animals

At up to thirty meters (30 feet) in length, the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is the largest animal currently alive. Anyway, enough about the whale. Which animal—a bird, butterfly, or marsupial—is the largest? 15 of the largest animals.

Largest bird

Pelagoornis sandersi, the largest bird species ever recorded, is now extinct. According to Daniel Ksepka, a paleontologist and scientific curator at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, the creature's wingspan.

Biggest butterfly

The largest living butterfly is the Queen Alexandra's birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae), which takes first place. Its wingspan measures 0.3 meters, or nearly one foot.

Largest rodent

Rodents have a monarch, the capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris). The San Diego Zoo claims that this rodent is the largest living thing on Earth, standing around 2 feet (60 cm) tall at the shoulders.

Largest bivalve

The gigantic clam (Tridacna gigas) is the largest extant bivalve mollusk, reaching lengths of up to 4 feet (1.2 m) and weighing more than 500 pounds (227 kg).

Largest fish

With a maximum length of 40 feet (12 meters), the whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is the largest fish. The enormous fish is roughly the weight of two school buses, weighing 20.6 tons (18.7 metric tons).

Largest marsupial

The world's largest marsupial in existence is the red kangaroo, or Macropus rufus. According to National Geographic, it can reach a length of 5.3 feet (1.6 m) from head to rump and 3.6 feet (1.1 m) for its tail. At roughly 200 pounds.

Longest snake

The reticulated python, which is also the longest snake in history, is one of 41 species.

Largest lizard

The largest known reptile is the ferocious, fork-tongued Varanus komodoensis.