American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various freshwater fishes of the family Toxotidae that spit drops of water at insects and prey on those knocked to the surface of the water.
- n. Any of the species of fish in the Toxotidae (toxotes) family, who prey on small animals near to the surface of a water by shooting them with water from their mouths.
- n. any of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water; found in Indonesia and Australia
“Continents collide in the new £100,000 attraction, where other tanks feature a variety of creatures from South America, including frogs, archerfish, mudskippers and piranha.”
“An image of archerfish preying on insects above the surface.”
“Under water, this world changes more rapidly from top to bottom than it does in air and archerfish have come up with a neat system of accounting for this change and retaining exquisitely tuned vision in every direction at once.”
“I’ve managed to persuade the archerfish to take Arowana Sticks in addition to crickets, so feeding is a lot easier.”
“The correlation we found between the colour sensitivity of the archerfish eye for”
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