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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
Range Description: Malapterurus electricus is widely distributed, from Senegal (
and possible Mauritania) to Ethiopia, and along the entire length of the Nile from
Electric catfish, any of about 18 widely distributed freshwater catfish species
native to tropical Africa belonging to two genera (Malapterurus and
Summary: "Africa's freshwater electric catfish (Malapterurus electricus) can
discharge up to 350 volts from an electric organ surrounding its body. Like the
45335); electricus: The electric discharging capacity of this electric catfish is
described by the ... Active at night, feeding mainly on fish stunned by electric
The electric catfish is a popular type of fish in modern aquariums. It is originally
native to Africa with the densest populations in the Western and tropical regions,