Smallscale Archerfish

Smallscale Archerfish (Toxotes microlepis)

smallscale archerfish

The Smallscale Archerfish or Toxotes microlepis is another curious Thai fish species which is well distributed throughout the Chaophraya and Mekong river basins which moves between marine and freshwater throughout its lifetime.
This Thailand freshwater fish species is commonly found near coastlines and in estuaries such as the Maeklong River in Samut Songkran under overhanging trees and other vegetation.
This fish has the unique ability to spit water at unsuspecting insects causing them to fall into the water. The species also feeds on zoo plankton, small larvae and crustaceans.
This Thai fish species is easily identified with a snout like mouth and large eyes.
The Smallscale Archerfish has a flat body covered with silver or yellowish scaling which has four or five wedge shaped bands/stripes along its flanks.
This species is one of the smallest species anglers will encounter when fishing in Thailand which reaches a maximum of only 15cms in length.


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