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Banded Archerfish Toxotes jaculatrix
2013-10-17 09:59:34

The Banded Archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix) is a brackish water perciform fish of the archerfish genus Toxotes. Its coloration is silvery and has a dorsal fin towards the posterior end. It has distinctive and semi-triangular markings located along its side. It is best known for its ability to spit a jet of water to “shoot down” its prey. Larger specimens might be able to hit their prey 6...

Largescale Archerfish Toxotes chatareus
2012-12-26 05:57:04

The Largescale archerfish is found in bodies of water with a temperature range of 77 - 86 degrees. This fish is mostly located in India, Burma, Indonesia, New Guinea, and Northern Australia. Some have been found in temperatures as low as 68.9 degrees in the Burdekin River region, and temperatures as high as 97 degrees in the Alligator River region. Brackish (a mix of salt and fresh water)...

Smallscale Archerfish Toxotes microlepis
2012-12-26 05:47:11

The Smallscale Archerfish lives in large rivers throughout Asia and the Indo-Pacific. This is a freshwater fish and does not travel into salt water. It can survive in moving or standing water, near the shore with overhanging vegetation. The Smallscale archerfish has large eyes and a pointed snout, with a flat back and curved belly. It has one dorsal (fin on top) with 4 or 5 spines and soft...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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