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Electric Eel
Electrophorus electricus (Linnaeus, 1766)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Gymnotiformes - knifefishes »  family Gymnotidae - nakedback knifefishes »  genus Electrophorus

Scientific synonyms

Gymnotus electricus Linnaeus, 1766
Eletrophorus electricus (misspelling) m
Electrophorus multivalvulus Nakashima, 1941
Gymnotus regius Chiaje, 1847
Gymnotus tremulus Houttuyn, 1764

Least Concern LC

Images


skull

Electrophorus electricus - Electric Eel

Author: Pavel Zuber

Electrophorus electricus - Electric Eel

Author: Pavel Zuber

Electrophorus electricus - Electric Eel

Author: Pavel Zuber

Links and literature

CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [4535]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]
CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/8114]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Electrophorus electricus (Linnaeus, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [167700]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Electrophorus electricus (Linnaeus, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
DE Zootier-Lexikon [7269:itteraal-electrophorus-electricus&Itemid=743]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon [as Electrophorus electricus]
Data retrieved on: 7 January 2021
CZ Hanel L., Novák J. (2004): České názvy živočichů V. Ryby a rybovití obratlovci (Pisces), 4. Paprskoploutví (Actinopterygii), kostnatí (Neopterygii) – trnobřiší (Characiformes), nahohřbetí (Gymnotiformes), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 171 pp. [as Electrophorus electricus (Linnaeus, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 18 June 2013
EN Aloísio, G. R.; F. G. Oliveira; R. Angelini. (2005): Fish, State Park of Jalapão, State of Tocantins, Brazil., Check List 1(1):10-13 [as Eletrophorus electricus]

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