Bob asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 month ago

Are there any true eels that can give off electric shocks?


Sorry, should have been more explanatory. I read recently that electric eels are not true eels but are actually a type of fish. What I was asking was, is there any true species of eel that can shock you? (Electric shock, not venomous)

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  • 1 month ago
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    So-called electric eels are part of the knife-fish group, true.

    So, probably there are no eels that deliver shocks. However, there are a fair number of creatures that do (most of them fish...)

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  • 1 month ago
    • Bob1 month agoReport

      That is not an eel. That is a fish.

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  • Barry
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    1 month ago

    Yes. Electric eels give off significant shocks. 860 volts is average. A healthy person would survive the charge but they would feel considerable pain.

    • L. E. Gant
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Electric eels are NOT eels -- they are knifefish

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