One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small livebearing freshwater fish of tropical America. Each eye is divided into two, allowing the fish to see both above and below the water while swimming at the surface.
- ‘The four-eyed fish (family Anablepidae) has hourglass-shaped pupils that lie at the waterline.’
- ‘One of the strangest fish in the world is Anableps anableps, commonly called the ‘four-eyed fish’ because of the unique configuration of its eyes.’
- ‘To take advantage of this capability, the four-eyed fish spends much of its time swimming at the water's surface, with the aerial corneas of its eyes protruding out of the water.’
- ‘Anableps tetrophthalmus, the four-eyed fish, inhabits the rivers of Mexico and northern South America.’
- ‘Anableps, the four-eyed fish, frequents the rivers and estuaries from southern Mexico to northern South America.’
- ‘This complex eye lens can focus two images simultaneously from above and below the water so it is called a four-eyed fish.’
- ‘Anableps anableps, a curious toothed carp of Central and South American rivers, is called the four-eyed fish, because its eyes are adapted to enable it to see above and below the water surface simultaneously.’
- ‘At the World Fish House located next to the Fish Live Theater, you can see many rare fish from around the world, including the beluga sturgeon, four-eyed fish, and lungfish.’
- ‘In terms of aquarium care, four-eyed fish are quite demanding.’
- ‘A shoal of baby four-eyed fish are among the latest attractions at Portsmouth.’
- ‘As well as the crabs, there will be other animals typically found in mangrove habitats, such as mudskippers and four-eyed fish.’
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