Archer fish


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Arch´er fish`


1.(Zool.) A small fish (Toxotes jaculator), of the East Indies; - so called from its ejecting drops of water from its mouth at its prey. The name is also applied to Chætodon rostratus.
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From sharp-shooting archer fish and diving ducks to marathon swimming sharks, long-jumping frogs, heavyweight lobsters and synchronised swimming seahorses - there's a whole host of highly impressive underwater record-breakers on display.
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This slice of Australia in Baltimore will offer visitors a truly immersive experience: as they walk through the bottom of the gorge, they will come nose to nose with free-roaming lizards basking on rocky cliffs, see colorful birds swooping and squawking overhead, perhaps feel a squirt of water as an archer fish hunts for its food, view flying foxes hanging from cliffside trees and appreciate the thick acrylic that separates them from the freshwater crocodiles and venomous death adder snakes.