Latest Electrophoridae Stories
It sounds shocking, but the Tennessee Aquarium's Electric Eel uses his unique abilities to trigger his own Tweets.
A new study from Vanderbilt University shows that the electric eel’s electroshock system bears a remarkable resemblance to a Taser.
An aquarium in Utah is lighting its Christmas tree with the help of an electric eel.
The Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, is a species of fish. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is a top predator in its South American range. Despite its name it is not an eel at all but rather a knifefish. Taxonomy The species is so unusual that it has been reclassified several times. Originally it was given its own family Electrophoridae, and then placed to a genus of Gymnotidae alongside Gymnotus....