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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gymnotiformes
Family: Gymnotidae Naked-back knifefishes

Genus: Electrophorus

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Photo by Fürderer, H.

South America
Max. Length 250 cm SL
Electrophorus electricus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Fürderer, H.
 
Electrophorus electricus
[Electric eel]
1 Species of Family Gymnotidae with Genus Electrophorus
(Naked-back knifefishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1766 Electrophorus electricus Electric eel South America 250 SL



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