Archer fish

Archer fish

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Credit: MATTHEW OLDFIELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Archer fish (family Toxotidae) in mangrove swamp. This fish hunts land-based insects and other small animals living near the water's surface by shooting them down with a water jet expelled from its mouth. Photographed off the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia.

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