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Created 11/29/2012

Family Toxotidae

Archerfishes

Archerfishes inhabit coastal waters and estuaries of Southeast Asia and the Tropical Pacific.  They float just below the surface and capture insect prey on overhead vegetation by spitting a stream of water to dislodge them.  Some species may be able to hit targets as far as 10 feet away.

 

INDO-WEST PACIFIC

Toxotes jaculatrix

BANDED ARCHERFISH