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Electric Eel, (Electrophorus electricus), Siluriformes, Gymnotiformes, Gymnotidae, Electophoridae
Code Number:
AABV01P13_07
Title:
Electric Eel, (Electrophorus electricus), Siluriformes, Gymnotiformes, Gymnotidae, Electophoridae
Electric eels are not true eels, they are only eel-like in shape. The are kin to knifefish, They are famous for their ability to produce strong electrical currents that can shock as high as 500-650 volts.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Superclass: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gymnotiformes
Family: Gymnotidae
Genus: Electrophorus
Species: Electrophorus electricus
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Keywords:
Electric Eel, Actinopterygii, Freshwater Fish, Ray-finned Fishes, Fauna, Chordata, Chordates, Animal, Animalia, Underwater, Aquatic, Water, Nature, Osteichthyes, Vertebrate, Vertebrata, Ichthyology, species
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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