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Spotted archerfish, Toxotes chatareus (Hamilton, 1822)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Perciformes (Perches) Family: Toxotidae (Archerfishes) Genus: Toxotes Species: T. chatareus

Synonym: Coius chatareus Hamilton, 1822

Common/local names English: Spotted archerfish Bangladesh: Poitke (পৈতাকে) India: Kondryn and Samudrik-chanda (West Bengal) (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Distribution: Bangladesh; India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malay Peninsula, Thailand and eastwards to New Guinea and northern Australia (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Not threatened in Bangladesh …read more