The Coastal

Archerfish

Archerfish

Scientific name: Toxotes jaculatrix

Average lifespan

Up to 10 years

Size

Up to 0.3 m

Distribution

Indo-pacific

Did you know?

The name Archerfish reflects its ability to take down prey both underwater and above the water by spitting an “arch” of water at it.

Archerfish will float near the surface of the water, waiting for its prey. Once a tasty bug is directly above them, they shoot a powerful stream of water to knock the insect into the water.

If at first, they don’t succeed, Archerfish can shoot up to seven streams in one mouthful of water.


Giant Mudskipper

Giant Mudskipper

Scientific name: Periophthalmodon schlosseri

Average lifespan

Up to 5 years

Size

Up to 0.27 m

Distribution

Southeast Asia

Did you know?

Mudskipper is an amphibious fish. It lives in water and well adapted on land and can climb rocks and tree!

Mudskipper use of their pelvic fins along with the pectoral fins for walking on land.

Mudskippers have eyes that resemble the eyes of frogs. The eyes are large. These eyes can move independently of each other. They can visualize the objects above and below the surface of the water at the same time.

Mudskipper is territorial animal. It builds low, wall-like ridges to mark the borders of its territory