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TechnologyMost powerful electric eel yet puts all other electric eels to shame

02:45  12 september  2019
02:45  12 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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Electrophorus voltai can deliver a jolt of 860 volts, much more than existing record of 650 volts.

Electric eels possess a specialized nervous system that synchronizes the activity of electricity -producing cells called electrolytes. The eel employs this current to detect other fish, disrupt nearby electric signals from other fish and even paralyze prey. Electric eels were once

Say hello to two new species of electric eel, including one that can discharge up to 860 volts, the strongest of any known animal, researchers say.

Most powerful electric eel yet puts all other electric eels to shame© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Researchers have named a new species of eel that can produce an electric shock up to 860 volts. David De Santana

Electric eels send out an electrical discharge to stun prey. After analyzing data on 107 specimens from the Amazon in Brazil, Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana, researchers from São Paulo Research Foundation and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History concluded that naked-back knifefish should be reclassified into two new species of electric eel: E. varii and E. voltai.

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The electric eel , in fact a kind of fish rather than an eel , inspired the design of the first electric battery. For centuries, it was believed that a single species But as part of a project to better understand electric eels and map wildlife in remote parts of South America, de Santana and his team decided to

The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) is a South American electric fish, and the only species in its genus. Despite the name, it is not an eel , but rather a knifefish. The electric eel has an elongated, cylindrical body, typically growing to about 2 m (6 ft 7 in) in length, and 20 kg (44 lb) in weight

"We used voltage as the key differentiation criterion. This has never been done before to identify a new species," principal investigator Naércio Menezes, professor and researcher at the University of São Paulo's Zoology Museum, said in a statement on Tuesday. Their study appears in Nature Communications.

Using a voltmeter, the researchers recorded a discharge from an E. voltai. and discovered something shocking -- it reached up to 860 volts, which is the highest voltage found in any animal. The previous electric eel voltage record documented was 650 volts.

Most powerful electric eel yet puts all other electric eels to shame© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Here are the two newly named eel species, alongside the long-known Electrophorus electricus. University of São Paulo Zoology Museum

The voltage variation could have something to do with the eels' natural habitats. E. voltai dwells in clear, well-oxygenated water in high elevations, but because of the small amount of dissolved salts, the water is less electrically conductive so the eel must produce stronger volt discharges to kill its prey.

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Electric eels are one of the 500 types of fish that are capable of producing electricity . They live in shallow, muddy areas of Amazon and Group of eels is called swarm. Electricity -producing organ takes 80% of their body. It is used both for defense against predators and for stunning of the prey.

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E. varii lives in the lowest part of the Amazon Basin in low-oxygenated waters that contain a high amount of dissolved salts that increase the conductivity of the water. This explains why the eel's voltage is recorded at 151 volts to 572 volts, which is much lower than E. voltai, according to the study.

The researchers say the newly discovered biodiversity of eels could help in other aspects of science including technology and medicine, but first we must focus on protecting the eels' habitats in the Amazon.

"The discovery of new electric eel species in Amazonia is suggestive of the vast amount of species that remain to be discovered in nature," said Carlos David de Santana, associate researcher at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. "The region is of great interest to other scientific fields, such as medicine and biotechnology, reinforcing the need to protect and conserve it."

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Electric eels leaping from the water deliver a more powerful shock to an animal they perceive to be a threat than when they're underwater, according to research.

Electric eels are a widespread and charismatic fish that haunt South American freshwaters. Electricity is a crucial component of all life, but electric fish have a specialized organ made from electric current-generating cells that work much like flashlight batteries, where adding more in series makes the light

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

Researchers have named a new species of eel that can produce an electric shock up to 860 volts.

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