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Lurking in the waters of the Amazon basin, is a new type of electric eel that is to say, scientists could also lead to a higher electric discharge than that of any other known animal.

In the eel, Electrophorus voltai, was the possibility of the generation of 860 volts of electricity, more than 650 volts is discharged through only the previously identified type of the electric eel. This means that the new type can generate more than seven times as much electricity as a wall socket, and that would be fatal to a human being.

The researchers, from the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in new york, showed that electric fish in the Amazon river belong to the three species. The two new species have been identified in Electrophorus voltai, and Electrophorus varii, that is, after the end of the Smithsonian fish expert, Richard Vari.

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“These fish will grow to be about seven or eight feet in length. They are really striking,” said study leader C. David de Santana, a research associate in the museum’s division of fishes, in a statement. “If you are able to discover a new, eight-foot long fish, after 250 years of scientific investigation, so you can imagine what is left to be discovered in the region?”

In this undated photo from researchers in September 2019, and shows an Electrophorus voltai, one of the two newly-discovered electric eel species in Brazil on the Xingu River.
(Leandro Sousa, via AP)

The researchers collected 107 of the eels in all four countries, and found differences in their DNA, together with small physical variations.

While 250 species of fish in South America, the production of electricity, the only electric eel to stun prey and to protect themselves.

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In this undated photo from researchers in September 2019, and shows a typical electric eel highland habitat in the Suriname and the Coppename River. Two of the newly discovered electric eel species living in the highland regions of the Amazon basin.
(Carlos David de Santana, via AP)

Santana said that it is a high voltage, the potential of the Electrophorus voltai may be adapted to the reduced conductivity of the water in the highland region, of which it is about to be attacked.

The study details the study, published in the journal Nature Communications.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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