Family Toxotidae - Archerfishes
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 7 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : Yes | Brackish : Yes | Marine : No
  Division
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Peripheral/diadromous
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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  Tertiary    
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Coastal brackish, and freshwater. Distribution: India to the Philippines, Australia and Polynesia. Compressed and deep-bodied; maximum body depth 1.8-2.5 in standard length. Big-eyed. With 4-6 strong spines in dorsal fin; soft rays 11-14. Three spines in anal fin; soft rays 15-18. Soft portion of dorsal fin much shorter than soft part of anal fin. Mouth large and terminal, with the lower jaw jutted, and very protractile. Scales on lateral line about 25-47. Branchiostegal rays 7. Vertebrae 24 (10+14). Shoots down insects by squirting water from the mouth. Assumed to be nonguarders (RF). Popular freshwater aquarium fish. Usually below 16 cm in length but may reach 40 cm maximum length, as reported for T. chatareus.
  Etymology
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Greek, toxotes = archer, bowman ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Carangimorpharia | Incertae | sedis | in | Carangimorpharia | Toxotidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Toxotidae as currently in FishBase

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Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 19-05-2014 (Ref. 95876).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Toxotes jaculatrix (Pallas, 1767)
acceptedseniornew
Sciaena jaculatrix Pallas, 1767
synonymseniororiginal1
! Toxotes jaculator (Pallas, 1767)
synonymseniornew
Toxotes chatareus (Hamilton, 1822)
acceptedseniornew
Coius chatareus Hamilton, 1822
synonymseniororiginal1
! Taxotes chatareus (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
! Toxotes chaetareus (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
! Toxotes chatarcus (Hamilton, 1822)
synonymseniornew
Toxotes microlepis Günther, 1860
acceptedseniororiginal1
Toxotes oligolepis Bleeker, 1876
acceptedseniororiginal1
Toxotes blythii Boulenger, 1892
acceptedseniororiginal1
Toxotes microlepis (non Günther, 1860)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Toxotes lorentzi Weber, 1910
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Toxotes oligolepis (non Bleeker, 1876)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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