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

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The risk of getting killed often has a dampening effect on the silly excesses of courtship, but the opposite may have been true in electric fish.
What they have uncovered at the greatest depths is a murky, nearly lightless world inhabited by a proliferation of two kinds of creatures: electric fish and catfish.
Electric fish are studied partly out of curiosity to understand their special sense and how it works.
of Western Ontario, Canada) frames the human discovery of electricity and its myriad applications as an extension of the evolutionary processes that created electric fish.
Researchers have now found a new genus of electric fish called the Akawalo penak in shallow, murky waters of a river in South America.
The university has specimens of kangaroo, whale, electric fish and many other animals which are shown to aspiring zoologists as part of their course.
The Influence of Adrenocorticotropic Hormone on Dominance Relationships between Male Electric Fish, Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus.
Originally called The All Electric Fish Fryers decades ago, the shop powered me up with oldfashioned goodness.
Electric Fish captures beautifully the vivid colours and shadows often seen in an underwater world, and Night Reef I, II and III are also a set of water and wave patterns.
The Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer XL and the Masterbuilt Electric Fish Fryer help deliver on those ideals as safe, new and easy-to-use products that bring restaurant-quality goodness of all kinds of foods to diners who have rediscovered the family table.
Biologists and paleontologists synthesize recent research and the current understanding of such aspects as the early ossification and development of the cranium and paired girdles of Chanos chanos, a new teleostean fish from the Early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) off southeastern Morocco and its relationships with the ostariophysans, systematics and phylogenetic relationships of cypriniformes, the state of knowledge concerning siluriform higher-level phylogeny, and the mitochondrial phylogeny of the South American electric fish (gymnotiformes) and an alternative hypothesis for the otophysan historical biogeography.
Washington, September 29 (ANI): University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered that just as people plug in to computers, smart phones and electric outlets to communicate, electric fish communicate by quickly plugging special channels into their cells to generate electrical impulses.
The weak electric signal from each species of electric fish is specific, allowing it to distinguish its own species from another.