TITLE

Electric Fish

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Electric Fish, any of several unrelated types of fish with special organs that can give electric shocks. The fish use these organs primarily to stun or kill prey. Some electric fish discharge a series of electric impulses that act as a form of radar to help the fish navigate in murky water or warn it of the presence of predators. Electric eels, elephant fish, stargazers, African electric catfish, and electric rays are examples of electric fish.
ACCESSION #
37310029

 

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