Electric Eel Photos, Electrophorus electricus


Photo of Electrophorus electricus, Electric eel

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Electric eel.  Like other members of the South American knifefish family, the electric eel relies on electrolocation to navigate in find food in murky water.  However, its electric organs are more powerful than its relatives, allowing it to produce sufficiently high voltage pulses to stun predators and prey, Electrophorus electricus Electric eel. Like other members of the South American knifefish family, the electric eel relies on electrolocation to navigate in find food in murky water. However, its electric organs are more powerful than its relatives, allowing it to produce sufficiently high voltage pulses to stun predators and prey. Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus Photo.
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Species: Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus
 

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Updated: November 24, 2017

Species permalink: Electrophorus electricus
Common name permalink: Electric eel