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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (8): 1411–1422.
Published: 15 April 2017
...Anna M. Shih; Leah Mendelson; Alexandra H. Techet ABSTRACT Smallscale archer fish, Toxotes microlepis , are best known for spitting jets of water to capture prey, but also hunt by jumping out of the water to heights of up to 2.5 body lengths. In this study, high-speed imaging and particle image...
Includes: Supplementary data
J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (2): 311–324.
Published: 15 January 2007
...Saskia Wöhl; Stefan Schuster SUMMARY Once their shots have successfully dislodged aerial prey, hunting archer fish monitor the initial values of their prey's ballistic motion and elicit an adapted rapid turning maneuver. This allows these fish to head straight towards the later point of catch...
J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (1): 141–151.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Saskia Wöhl; Stefan Schuster SUMMARY Archer fish can shoot down insect prey with a sharp jet of water. Fish usually fire from positions that are not directly below their target so that a dislodged insect falls ballistically with a horizontal velocity component. Only 100 ms after the insect...
J Exp Biol (2002) 205 (21): 3321–3326.
Published: 01 November 2002
...Samuel Rossel; Julia Corlija; Stefan Schuster SUMMARY On locating an insect prey on a twig above the water surface, a group of archer fish can shoot it down using powerful jets of water. The insect,dislodged by one of the shots, falls on a ballistic path towards the water surface, where...