Archerfish use unique water-firing capabilities while hunting

September 6, 2014 5:31 AM

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 Archerfish use unique water-firing capabilities while hunting

Archerfish, also known as spinner fish, are best known for their cunning hunting tactics. Whether attacking their terrestrial prey or firing jets of water from their unique and specialized mouths, all contribute in making this cunning family of fish unique from other fish species. But a group of scientists have suggested that they are smarter and sharper in their hunting abilities than previously imagined.

The scientists at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, have said that these marine creatures have the ability to fine-tune the ‘hydrodynamic properties’ of the water streams to launch a more effective attack on their prey over variable distances.

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