The Archerfish are a small family of fish, comprised of only seven species, that have a unique way of collecting their prey. They use their specialized mouth to shoot drops of water into the air to waylay unsuspecting land insects or small animals and get them to drop into the water to be eaten. They are both freshwater and marine fish. Naturally, individuals of this family tend to spend most of their time near the surface.
Terrestrial breeding frogs, such as this Diademed Rain-Peeper (Pristimantis diadematus), are intriguing for their reproductive behavior: these frogs do not produce tadpoles, but lay eggs which hatch into miniature versions of their parents. Photo by Alejandro Arteaga.