Definition of Toxotes jaculatrix
1. Noun. Any of several small freshwater fishes that catch insects by squirting water at them and knocking them into the water; found in Indonesia and Australia.
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Genus Toxotes, Toxotes
Lexicographical Neighbors of Toxotes Jaculatrix
Literary usage of Toxotes jaculatrix
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"toxotes jaculatrix is found in the East Indies. The name alludes to its supposed habit of catching insects by shooting drops of water at them through its ..."