Scientists have identified world's most 'shocking' animal

South American rivers are home to at least three different species of electric eels, including a newly identified species capable of generating a greater electrical discharge than any other known animal (via D. Bastos/Smithsonian) At least three different species of electric eel live in the Amazon basin. Distributed across swamps, streams, creeks, and rivers over northern South America, the knifefish has long (for more than 250 years) […] The post Researchers Uncover Most Powerful Electric Eel Ever appeared first on Geek.com.

Scientists have identified world's most 'shocking' animal

A newly discovered species of electric eel can produce an 860-volt electric shock, the most powerful shock produced by any known animal. ...

Tue 10 Sep 19 from ABC Science

This New Species of Electric Eel Delivers the Strongest Shock Yet

Electrophorus voltai, one of the two newly discovered electric eel species, lives in the Brazilian highlands. (Credit: L. Sousa) In the murky freshwater rivers and streams that snake across ...

Tue 10 Sep 19 from Discover Magazine

Newly Described Electric Eel Has Strongest Voltage Yet Measured

The same study also finds there are three species of Electrophorus, rather than one.

Tue 10 Sep 19 from The Scientist

Two new species of electric eel come as a shock to biologists

It was thought that there was only one species of electric eel but a new survey finds there are three, and one has set a new record for its electric discharge

Tue 10 Sep 19 from Newscientist

Shock me: 200% increase in electric eel species

Newly identified Electrophorus voltai is the strongest known living bioelectricity generator. Ian Connellan reports.

Tue 10 Sep 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Researchers Uncover Most Powerful Electric Eel Ever

South American rivers are home to at least three different species of electric eels, including a newly identified species capable of generating a greater electrical ...

Thu 12 Sep 19 from Geek.com

Most powerful electric eel yet puts all other electric eels to shame - CNET

We're talking 860 electrical volts here.

Wed 11 Sep 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

This electric eel puts all other electric eels to shocking shame - CNET, Wed 11 Sep 19 from CNET

Newly Identified Electric Eel Species Is Most Shocking Animal Ever

Genetic data has revealed several distinct electric eel species living throughout South America, including the most shocking eel (and animal) discovered yet. Read more...

Tue 10 Sep 19 from Gizmodo

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