Toxotes jaculatrix, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Toxotes jaculatrix, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Five short black bars or blotches on body, one on head and one on tail base. Bars longer, absent or more numerous in other archerfishes, which tend to be more restricted to freshwater. Found in estuaries, mangrove-lined bays and freshwater.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 28.6-34.3°C
Habitat: Mangrove, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Widespread (100% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland