How many electric fish are there?

How many electric animals are there?

Of the 69 species of electric rays, the voltage produced by each kind varies. Some species use their voltage to stun prey, some use it as defense. Others yet use it to navigate.

How many fish are electric?

Although they can be very abundant in certain habitats, electric fish represent only a small fraction of all fish species: of the more than 30,000 total fish species, only about 350 are electrogenic.

What kind of eels are electric?

Electrophorus is a genus of Neotropical freshwater fish in the family Gymnotidae, commonly called electric eels. They are known for their ability to stun their prey by generating electricity.

Electric eel
Family: Gymnotidae
Genus: Electrophorus T. N. Gill, 1864
Type species
Electrophorus electricus (Linnaeus, 1766)
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