Archerfish

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Artist

Name:
Kretschmer, Robert
Dates:
1818-1872
Country:
Germany

Illustration

Subject:
Animals
Technique:
Lithograph
Format:
Portrait (taller)
Source:
University of Illinois Library, the Internet Archive

Book

Title:
Brehms Tierleben, vol. 8
Author:
Brehm, Alfred Edmund
Publisher:
Leipzig, Vienna: Bibliographisches Institut, 1900
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Description:

A fish is seen with its head out of the pond shooting water from its mouth at a bee foraging around a raceme of pink flowers.

The archerfish form the Toxotidae fish family and are named for their preying habits.

The caption reads in the original German: Sch├╝tzenfisch.

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