electric eelelectric eel
any of a family (Electrophoridae) of large, eel-shaped cyprinoid fishes of N South America, having special organs that can give severe electric shocks
A long cylindrical freshwater fish (Electrophorus electricus) of northern South America, having organs that produce a powerful electric discharge, used to stun prey and for defense.
(plural electric eels)
- Electrophorus electricus, a species of fish resembling an eel (not related) that is capable of generating powerful electric shocks.