banded archerfish, Toxotes jaculatrix (c). Occurs in small aggregations primarily in blackish mangrove estuaries, but also penetrates rivers and small streams. It is renowned for its ability to shoot down insect prey by expelling beads of water from its mouth with considerable force and for its remarkable ability to compensate for visual refraction when aiming its shoots; shooting range is about 150 cm.


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banded archerfish, Toxotes jaculatrix (c). Occurs in small aggregations primarily in blackish mangrove estuaries, but also penetrates rivers and small streams. It is renowned for its ability to shoot down insect prey by expelling beads of water from its mouth with considerable force and for its remarkable ability to compensate for visual refraction when aiming its shoots; shooting range is about 150 cm.
Credit to: Blue Planet Archive / Masa Ushioda

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