The electric eel is a predatory fish. It has a uniform dark, olive color, with a snake-like body.It can reach a maximum length of 2.5 m and a maximum weight of 20 kg.He has fins all over his body Pelvic, dorsal and caudal fins are missing; The pectoral fins are small and the anal fin is very elongated.They have a double breath, gill and mouth, which allows them to live in poorly oxygenated waters.The electric eel feeds on fish.
The electric eel is a particularly dangerous prey fish, as it defends itself by generating electrical impulses.It has three pairs of organs that generate different types of electrical discharges: Shachs, Hunter and the main organ.When it locates prey, signals are transmitted through the nervous system to the electrical cells, a voltage difference is created and current is generated. Young fish produce lower shocks.It populates the waters of the Amazon and South America.It is found in seas, oceans and freshwater lakes.
It has an elongated body, without scales, a long mouth provided with sharp teeth, two pairs of gills.It also has a respiratory organ in the oral cavity, which causes it to always come to the surface of the water (about 10 minutes) to breathe.It can reach a length of about 2 m and a weight of 18-20 kg.Body color can be yellow, green with white, black and silver.
It feeds on various invertebrates and small mammals, such as: mollusks, crabs, fish, octopuses, turtles, shrimp, etc. During the breeding season, the female and the male join their bodies, so the eggs are fertilized and released into the water. In contact with water, they turn into larvae, which are carried by currents of water and at some point remain on the bottom of the water. When the eggs break, the chicks come out.
This fish is not eaten because it has toxic skin and can lead to the person who eats it.