Electric eels

⚡️ANIMAL FACT⚡️ Did you know that an electric eel can produce up to 650 volts of electricity? That charge is five times stronger than the electricity generated in the standard US wall socket! Electric eels aren’t technically eels – their scientific classification is closer to that of catfish and carp. ⁠

Electric eels communicate using low electric organ discharges. This electricity is produced in pulses, and the duration of a pulse is much shorter than the time that lapses between each pulse. Electric eels can detect these signals and interpret information about other individuals in the water. They can even convey information about their sex and sexual receptivity, which is important during the breeding season. Source: National Geographic and Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

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