Toxotes siamensis

8. March 2019

We obtain some years already the very nice Toxotes sp. „Marble“ from Thailand, where it inhabits the Chao Phraya river. The up to 15-20 cm long species is a pure freshwater fish. It was very recently scientifically described as Toxotes siamensis now. During their research the authors found that only 2-3 of the currently 10 accepted species of archer fish are brackish water fish, the remaining species live exclusively in freshwater.

In the paper two additional species of Toxotes are described which were confused with T. microlepis before: Toxotes mekongensis from the Mekong (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam) and Toxotes sundaicus (Sumatra, Borneo, maybe Malaysia). Sadly we have not yet nice pictures from these fish, but as soon as they are available we close that gap.

For our customers: Toxotes siamensis has code 468542 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.


Kottelat, M. & H. H. Tan (2018): Three new species of archerfishes from the freshwaters of Southeast Asia (Teleostei: Toxotidae) and notes on Henri Mouhot’s fish collections. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, publiziert am 2. Mai 2018. DOI: 10.23788/IEF-952