electric eel

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Synonyms for electric eel

eel-shaped freshwater fish of South America having electric organs in its body

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She points to the electric eels, Flotsam and Jetsam, for starters.
Catania has tussled with eels using what he calls his electric eel chew toy--an electrode-fitted dead fish on a stick--to measure current.
They build a stadium powered by electric eels to host fun-filled acts, including an insect band called The Beetles, a black-eyed pea rapping for a better world and a beaver named "Just-in-Time.
Meanwhile, Graham Moir won't try crabs again - he says they weren't up to scratch - and electric eels were also disappointing.
Along the way he encountered venomous snakes, electric eels and piranhas, as well as being wrongly accused of murder and chased by tribesmen armed with machetes, shotguns and bows and arrows.
Through my wrists, a pulse shimmers with electric eels.
Children will get to see hundreds of species of marine life, including giant octopuses, electric eels, rays, sharks, and reef dwellers at the Baltimore National Aquarium, watch the dolphins in action at the Dolphin Amphitheater and also visit the ESPN-run indoor entertainment hub where they can choose from over 100 sports-themed games and attractions spread over 10,000 square feet.
Electric eels are not true eels, but long-tailed knifefish.
The group flew from Georgetown, on the nation's northern coast, three hours south to the Acarai Mountains, where they met guides from the indigenous Wai-wai tribe and traveled on foot and by canoes cut from tree logs along the jungle rivers loaded with piranha, snakes, electric eels and alligators.
Electric eels are thought to use their power to find their way around, sort of like a built-in sat nav minus the irritating voice.
And, new for 2006, explore AmaZonia, home to deadly predators such as razor-toothed piranhas, electric eels and poison dart frogs.
The tropical facelift to the otter enclosure will help it blend in with a new Amazonian feature launching next month, featuring razor-toothed piranhas, electric eels and poison dart frogs.
in the ocean and on the land, even the smallest of them and the magical things that they are, the fireflies and the electric eels.
Other perils they must contend with include pirates who are also after the Hyperion and deadly high-altitude creatures that are like a cross between squids and electric eels.