archerfish

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Synonyms for archerfish

any of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water

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The mudskippers and spitting archer fish are part of a new exhibition about life in a mangrove swamp.
An archer fish spits an arrow of water up to two metres to knock prey from overhanging branches.
Another fish that lives in mangrove swamps and in shallow freshwater, in this case in southeastern Asia, is the archer fish (Toxotes jaculator), which also has an active relation to life among the trees.
In the park's surrounding seas are great clams, clown fish, angel fish, parrot fish, mudskipper, which can climb trees, and archer fish, which spit water up to two meters in height to catch insects.
From sharp-shooting archer fish and diving ducks to marathon swimming sharks, long-jumping frogs, heavyweight lobsters and synchronised swimming seahorses - there's a whole host of highly impressive underwater record-breakers on display.
It also had sharks with chainsaws on their noses; archer fish with in-built water pistols "accurate up to two metres" and a worm who traps its prey by "firing lassoes of glue from the side of its head.