electric catfish


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Noun1.electric catfish - freshwater catfish of the Nile and tropical central Africa having an electric organelectric catfish - freshwater catfish of the Nile and tropical central Africa having an electric organ
silurid, silurid fish - Old World freshwater catfishes having naked skin and a long anal fin more or less merged with the eellike caudal fin
genus Malopterurus, Malopterurus - electric catfish
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Electric fish, like the electric eel, its cousin the electric catfish, the electric ray, and the elephant fish in Africa, are electrogenic: they emit charges from electric organs in their bodies.
Doctors in ancient Egypt used shocks from the electric catfish to reduce the pain of arthritis.
An internet advert posted when the shop opened last year, stated: "We are specialists in unusual species and have lots of different species in stock including green tree pythons, Mellars chameleons, Motoro sting rays and electric catfish plus lots of others.