The organ surrounding the body of an electric catfish can stun prey or be used in defense by discharging up to 350 volts of electricity.

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"Africa's freshwater electric catfish (Malapterurus electricus) can discharge up to 350 volts from an electric organ surrounding its body. Like the electric eel, it uses this high-voltage jolt to stun prey as well as to deter would-be attackers. Interestingly, this species is also very sensitive to the Earth's magnetic field. In captivity, it responds to magnetic currents generated several hours before an impending earthquake." (Shuker 2001: 53)

The Hidden Powers of Animals: Uncovering the Secrets of NatureMarshall Editions Ltd.August 3, 2020
Dr. Karl P. N. Shuker

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