Banded archerfish

The name refers to Sagittarius the archer, because of the unusual method banded archerfish use to capture prey.

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The Banded archerfish lives in the reef-associated, amphidromous, freshwater, brackish environment.

The Archer Fish or Banded Archerfish is a fish renowned for its ability to “shoot” down its prey with a forceful stream of water, ... More

The Banded Archerfish is known for its ability to shoot down resting insects by spitting a jet of water. Large archerfishes can hit a target 2-3 m away. More

archerfishes, the banded archerfish will hunt by shooting a stream of water drops at terrestrial prey above the surface. REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY Gonochoristic, with pair spawning and the release of demersal eggs near the bottom. Others in the genus release either pelagic or demersal eggs. More

Banded archerfish have a deep laterally-compressed body with a flattened head and back. Their dorsal fins, set far back toward the rear of the fish, have four spines. More

Singapore where large shoals of Banded Archerfish swim under the bridge crossing the main river. Under construction ... More

The banded archerfish can grow up to ten inches in length from head to tail. Most are silver in color with black vertical stripes. More

The Banded Archerfish is usually white or silvery on the body with 4 to 5 black bars on the upper half of the body. This species mostly lives in mangrove and estuarine habitats throughout much of the Indo-Pacific. More

* Banded Archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix) Lim, Kelvin K. P. & Jeffrey K. Y. Low, 1998. A Guide to the Common Marine Fishes of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre. 163 pp. * Archerfish (Toxotes jaculatrix) Ng, Peter K. More

Welcome to our banded archerfish webpage for owners and banded archerfish enthusiasts. banded archerfish information - 12" in size These fish have the ability to shoot water to hit their insect prey. More

Common names

Almindelig skyttefisk in Danish (dansk)
Ama mangpang in Bikol
Ananabing in Banton
Anunuput in Tagalog
Anunuput in Visayan
Archer fish in English
archerfish in English
Arquero ensillado in Spanish (español)
Ataba in Tagalog
Ataba in Visayan
Banded archerfish in English
Bang-ga in Tagalog
Bang-ga in Visayan
kataba in Tagalog
Kaulau in Gela
Northern rifle-fish in English
Poisson archer sellé in French (français)
Puhuduki in Gela
riflefish in English
Schützenfisch in German (Deutsch)
Sprutfisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Strzelczyk in Polish (polski)
Sueaphonnam in Thai (ไทย)
Sumpit in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Sumpit in Maranao/Samal/Tao Sug
Sumpit-sumpit in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
เสือพ่นน้ำ in Thai (ไทย)
射水魚 in Mandarin Chinese
射水鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Toxotidae
Genus : Toxotes
Species : Toxotes jaculatrix
Authority : Pallas, 1767