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Latest Electrophoridae Stories

2015-01-16 23:06:03

It sounds shocking, but the Tennessee Aquarium's Electric Eel uses his unique abilities to trigger his own Tweets.

Electric eel
2014-12-05 07:03:52

A new study from Vanderbilt University shows that the electric eel’s electroshock system bears a remarkable resemblance to a Taser.

2010-12-23 00:01:08

An aquarium in Utah is lighting its Christmas tree with the help of an electric eel.


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2007-05-21 06:18:54

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....

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.