Electric Catfish
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Common Name Electric Catfish
Scientific Name Malapterurus electricus
Range Western and Central Tropical Africa
Status No critical status at this time
Comments The Electric Catfish uses it's electric discharge to incapacitate it's prey, which is primarily other fish. However, it's electric shock is not known to be fatal to humans. A notable physical aspect is that it lacks a dorsal fin.

Equipment Used
( Camera, Lens, Flash, etc.)

Nikon D2X, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR Micro, Nikon SB-800 Speedlight, Quantum Turbo 2X2, SanDisk or Lexar Compact Flash cards
Classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Malapteruridae

last update 5/26/08
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