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 archerfish was used as a model for this behavioural experiment as it is known for knocking down aerial prey with jets of water.
Archerfish is a remotely-controlled underwater vehicle equipped with an explosive warhead to destroy sea mines.
To create such a powerful blast of water, an archerfish presses its tongue against a groove in the roof of its mouth.
If a Toxotes archerfish can't jump high enough to snatch an insect off an overhanging leaf, the fish spits water upward that knocks the prey off its perch.
They found that archerfish spray larger amounts of water at heavy prey like lizards than they do for smaller prey such as flies.
Naval Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii: and USS Archerfish (SSN 678).
Around the corner in the swampy mangrove forest, the skilfully accurate and somewhat vindictive archerfish do not hesitate to spit water at an unsuspecting visitor -- you have been warned.
I can think of only two animal predators that use projectiles--the archerfish spits a drop of w ater to knock insects off of overhandling foliage, and a spitting cobra can accurately direct a spray of venom at his victim's eyes.
610) 363-7977 USS Archerfish (AGSS-311): Kenneth C.
Subsequent voyages were made in the same capacity on board the Skate (1962), Queenfish (1967), Whale (1969), Hammerhead (1970), Bluefish (1975), Gurnard (1976), Flyingfish (1977), Pintado (1978), Archerfish (1979), and Silversides (1981) during their highly productive Arctic expeditions.
Products highlighted during the exposition will include the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS ) technology, Multi-Service Standard Guided Projectile (MS-SGP), Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP), Electromagnetic Railgun, AN/SQQ-32(V)4 mine hunting sonar system, Archerfish mine neutralization system, Mk 38 Mod 2, and other naval gun systems.
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In keeping with BAE System's healthy performance on the western side of the Atlantic, the company is equipping the US Navy's Common Neutraliser mine counter-measures initiative with the Archerfish single-shot mine disposal system.
When an archerfish gets hungry it knocks insects off surrounding vegetation by shooting a jet of water up to 7 feet long from its mouth.
610) 363-7977 USS Ancon AGC-4: Clyde L Butler (614) 891-9551 USS Archerfish (AGSS-311): Kenneth C.