Apteronotid eel

They are nocturnal, but they are weakly electric fish and use an electric organ and receptors distributed over the length of their body in order to locate insect larvae.

The Apteronotid eel lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 8.0, dH range: 5 - 19 environment.

Apteronotid eel; Moray eel; Ribbon eel; Snake eel; Wolf-eel; Longfinned eel; Wolf eel; Eel sucker; Palespotted eel; Bastard eel; Conger eel; Deepwater eel; Serpent eel; Fire eel; Slime eel; Snubnosed eel; Common eel; Red eel; Longfin eel; Shortfin eel; Spiny eel; Shrimp eel; More

Common names

Amerikanischer Weißstirn Messerfisch in German (Deutsch)
Anguila in Spanish (español)
apteronotid eel in English
Black ghost in English
Bloblo in Creole, French
Bloblo in Creoles and Pidgins, French
bobo in Creole, French
bobo in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Caballo in Spanish (español)
Chernaya nozhetelka in Russian (русский язык)
Cuchillo caballo in Spanish (español)
Duch brazylijski in Polish (polski)
Hvidpandet elektroål in Danish (dansk)
Itoui cavalo in Portuguese (Português)
Mustaveitsikala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Oulouwipila in Oyampi
Oulouwipila in South American Indian (Other)
Poisson-couteau in French (français)
Черен нож in Bulgarian (български език)
線翎電鰻 in Mandarin Chinese
线翎电鳗 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Gymnotiformes
Family : Apteronotidae
Genus : Apteronotus
Species : Apteronotus albifrons
Authority : Linnaeus, 1766