a freshwater fish, Malapterurus electricus, of the Nile and tropical central Africa, that discharges electric shocks to immobilize prey and defend itself.
Electric catfish is the common name for the catfish (order Siluriformes) family
Malapteruridae. This family includes two genera, Malapterurus and
Apr 18, 2013 ... I wanted to feel what it is like to be shocked by an electric catfish. In this video I
am shocked briefly by the catfish when I try to lift him out of the ...
The Electric Catfish is able to produce a pretty powerful shock but you will be
surprised to learn everything they can do with this electric pulse.
Diet in the wild: the electric catfish is carnivorous and will eat almost anything
meaty and up to half its size. Diet in the zoo: the catfish gets a special mix of ...
Electric Catfish Factoids. Origin. Nile river basin. Sexual Differences. None (
immaterial). Temperature. 75<sup>o</sup> to 80<sup>o</sup>. Attitude. Pugilistic and territorial.
Range Description: Malapterurus electricus is widely distributed, from Senegal (
and possible Mauritania) to Ethiopia, and along the entire length of the Nile from
Oct 8, 2008 ... Electric catfish, any of about 18 widely distributed freshwater catfish species
native to tropical Africa belonging to two genera (Malapterurus and ...
45335); electricus: The electric discharging capacity of this electric catfish is
described by the ... Active at night, feeding mainly on fish stunned by electric