Electric eel

Electric eels have an elongated, cylindrical body, typically growing to about 2 m in length, and 20 kg in weight, making them the largest species of the Gymnotiformes.

Picture of the Electric eel has been licensed under a GFDL
Original source: Electric eel (Electrophorus electricus). Taken at the New England Aquarium (Boston, MA, December 2006. Copyright © 2006 Steven G. Johnson and donated to Wi
Permission: GNU Free Documentation License

The Electric eel lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

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The electric eel, known for its ability to generate an electric current, looks somewhat like other eels but has different habits and is therefore not considered a true eel. It is a spineless, toothless fish that grows up to three feet (2.7 m) long. More

Electric eels can reach huge proportions, exceeding 8 feet (2.5 meters) in length and 44 pounds (20 kilograms) in weight. They have long, cylindrical bodies and flattened heads and are generally dark green or grayish on top with yellowish coloring underneath. More

The electric eel or temblador (Electrophorus electricus), is an electrical fish, and the only species of the genus Electrophorus. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is an apex predator in its South American range. More

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The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus), which is found in South American tropical regions, has the ability to produce powerful electric charges. The low intensity charges emitted by the eel range from 5 to 10 V. More

The electric eel is not a true eel. They are members of a group of electrical fish that includes the knife fish and the ghost fish, both of which can also be seen at the Record Aquarium.. More

Electric eels are the largest of all knifefishes, up to 8 ft (2.4 m) long. They lack dorsal, caudal, and pelvic fins, and do not have scales. The color is a uniform dull olive to almost black, yellowish to orange underneath the head and throat. More

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Electric eels live in muddy waters and have poor vision; they rely on low levels of electrical fields to navigate and explore their surroundings. Higher levels of voltage are generated to stun or kill prey and to protect eels from predators. More

Contrary to its name, the electric eel is in fact of the "fish" variety, and is less commonly known as electrophorus electricus. More

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The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) is a long, snake-like fish that can generate electricity (it is not a true eel). It can produce a 600-volt electric shock. One shock from an electric eel will not kill a person, but repeated shocks will. More

Electric eel is the common name for a South American freshwater fish, Electrophorus electricus, that is characterized by an elongated, cylindrical, snake-like body, absence of dorsal, pelvic, and caudal fins, and the capability of generating strong and weak electric organ discharges, More

The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) is a species of fish capable of generating powerful electric shocks of up to 650 volts, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. More

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Common names

Alimina in South American Indian (Other)
Alimina in Wayana
Anguila in Spanish (español)
Anguilla in Italian (Italiano)
Anguilla in Spanish (español)
Anguilla electrica in Spanish (español)
Anguille électrique in French (français)
Anguille-tremblante in Creole, French
Anguille-tremblante in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Belut listrik in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)
Chinkirma in Quechua (Runa Simi)
Darrål in Swedish (Svenska)
electric eel in English
Electric knifefish in Unknown
Electrophorus electricus in Spanish (español)
Elektrikli yılan balığı in Turkish (Türkçe)
Elektrischer Aal in German (Deutsch)
Elektrisk ål in Danish (dansk)
Elektrisk ål in Norwegian (Norsk)
Elektrisk ål in Swedish (Svenska)
Maïchi in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Maïchi in Djuka
Maïsi in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Maïsi in Saramaccan
Ouwak in Palicur
Paúhoř elektrický in Czech (česky)
Pez elétrico in Spanish (español)
Pilakè in Oyampi
pilaké in South American Indian (Other)
Poraquê in Portuguese (Português)
PoraquÍ in Portuguese (Português)
Poulakè in Carib
Poulakè in Galibi
Sähköankerias in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Sähöankerias in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Sidat listrik in Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia)
Sidderaal in Dutch (Nederlands)
Stretwa in Polish (polski)
Węgorz elektryczny in Polish (polski)
Z'angi-tranblan in Creole, French
Z'angi-tranblan in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Zitteraal in German (Deutsch)
угорь электрический in Russian (русский язык)
ელექტრული გველთევზა in Georgian (ქართული)
أنقليس رعاد in Arabic (‫العربية)
மின் விலாங்குமீன் in Tamil (தமிழ்)
电鳗 in Mandarin Chinese
電鰻 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Gymnotiformes
Family : Gymnotidae
Genus : Electrophorus
Species : Electrophorus electricus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1766