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Toxotes jaculator
 

Toxotes jaculator

The archer fish has its "hunting ground" just below the surface. To capture small insects for food, it shoots out a powerful jet of water, knocking down the prey, which it then snatches with its mouth. Its precisely aimed "shot" is made possible by excellent vision through both water and air; the jet can hit a target up to 1 m away. A territorial species, sometimes aggressive, and requiring hard, brackish water. Not known to breed in captivity. Food consists chiefly of living prey: preferably insects, otherwise tubifex or the fry of Poeciliidae. Size: 15 cm.

Toxotes jaculator

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ФИШ-ХУК (Fis Hoek) , пригород г. Кейптаун (ЮАР), где в 1927 найден скелет ископаемого человека современного вида с чертами бушменской расы. Древность св. 10 тыс. лет.