Definition of archerfish in English:

archerfish

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noun (plural same or archerfishes)

A freshwater fish that knocks insect prey off overhanging vegetation by shooting water at it from its mouth. It is native to Asia, Australia, and the Philippines.
  • Genus Toxotes, family Toxotidae: several species, in particular T. jaculator
More example sentences
  • By shooting jets or bullets of water, and correcting for light refraction, archerfishes knock insects down to the water surface and quickly consume them.
  • Colisa uses the same technique as archerfishes to prey on insects just above the water.
  • Banded archerfish have a deep laterally-compressed body with a flattened head and back.

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