Spitting success and accuracy in archer fishes Toxotes chatareus (Hamilton, 1822) and Toxotes jaculatrix (Pallas, 1767)

Simon, K. D., Bakar, Y., Temple, S. E. and Mazlan, A. G. (2011) Spitting success and accuracy in archer fishes Toxotes chatareus (Hamilton, 1822) and Toxotes jaculatrix (Pallas, 1767). Scientific Research and Essays, 6 7: 1627-1633.

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Author Simon, K. D.
Bakar, Y.
Temple, S. E.
Mazlan, A. G.
Title Spitting success and accuracy in archer fishes Toxotes chatareus (Hamilton, 1822) and Toxotes jaculatrix (Pallas, 1767)
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Spitting success and accuracy in archer fishes Toxotes chatareus (Hamilton, 1822) and Toxotes jaculatrix (Pallas, 1767)
Journal name Scientific Research and Essays   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1992-2248
Publication date 2011-04-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 6
Issue 7
Start page 1627
End page 1633
Total pages 7
Place of publication Lagos, Nigeria
Publisher Academic Journals
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Spitting success and accuracy of two congeneric archer fishes Toxotes chatareus and Toxotes jaculatrix were studied to determine whether spitting success and accuracy rate varied with height and/ or group size. Overall, individuals of both species exhibited greater spitting success rate when alone than in a group. Greatest spitting success was observed in T. jaculatrix (29.87%) when alone followed by T. chatareus (27.55%), while lowest spitting success (14.88%) was observed for the average of all individuals in a group of two T. chatareus and two T. jaculatrix. Based on spitting accuracy categories right side high (RH), right side low (RL) and left side high (LH) showed no significant differences among the test groups.
Keyword Archer fish
Toxotidae
Prey catching
Mangrove vegetation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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