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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 African knifefish, a freshwater fish native to the river and coastal river basins of West Africa, Xenomystus nigri
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.
Image ID: 13989  
Species: Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus
 
African knifefish, a freshwater fish native to the river and coastal river basins of West Africa.
Image ID: 09339  
Species: African knifefish, Xenomystus nigri
 

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Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Electric
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Behavior  >  Defense
Animal  >  Fish  >  Freshwater Fish
Animal  >  Fish  >  Freshwater Fish  >  Africa
Subject  >  Technique  >  Captivity  >  Aquarium
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Electrophorus electricus
Xenomystus nigri

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Updated: January 26, 2022

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