Definition of archerfish
: any of several small East Indian bony fishes (genus Toxotes and especially T. ejaculator of the family Toxotidae) that catch insects by stunning them with water ejected from their mouths
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Complex, context-dependent decision strategies of archerfish, Toxotes chatareus.
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