Archer fish
Archer fish Arch"er fish` (Zo["o]l.) 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 {Ch[ae]todon rostratus}. [1913 Webster]

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