Njarlkan (Archer Fish)
Njarlkan (the Archer Fish, Toxotes Chartareus) spits a stream of water in order to knock its prey into the water, then eats them. It can shoot down insects up to a metre and a half away. Njarlkan is the Kunwinjku term for the fish, whereas in Kuninjku (the Eastern dialect) it is known as djoloborn. It is a whitish colour, with six or seven dark blotches along the dorsal (top) side. In Kunwinjku culture this fish is associated with the Yirridjdja patrimoiety.
Kunwinjku people eat njarlkan. It can be speared with djalakirradj (a three-pronged fish spear) and then cooked on the coals of a fire.
Nawu njarlkan nakka djenj namak yerrih bu ngarringun. Njarlkan karri kore mankabo dja manwanjdjad. Karrire kore mankabo karrinan njarlkan kare wanjh karridanjbun djalakkiradj karrikan karrikinje kore kuwilk kuyirrke kore kunak. Njarlkan nayahwurd djenj yiman kakukyime burd.