Electric Eels
CELL-ORGANIZATION Electric eels have electric organs with about 6,000 specialized cells called electrolytes making it a multi-cellular organism. animals.nationalgeographic.com Discover the shocking power of an eel that can unleash over 600 volts. See how these air breathers survive in the waters of the Amazon basin.
RESPONSE: When threatened or attacking prey, an Electric Eels cells while immediately discharge and stun the threat/prey.
HOMEOSTASIS Electric eels have poor eyesight, but can emit a low-level charge, less than 10 volts, which they use like radar to navigate and locate prey. youtu.be Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.
GROWTH Electric Eels can grow to large proportions, exceeding 8 feet (2.5 meters) in length and 44 pounds (20 kilograms) in weight. They grow up in swampy, murky streams and ponds in the Amazon and feed on fish, amphibians, birds, and small mammals.
ENERGY Their bodies contain electric organs with about 6,000 specialized cells called electrocytes that store power like tiny batteries. These cells charge up whe
REPRODUCTION Their reproduction system is one of a kind. Electric eels are oviparous, which means that their eggs hatch externally rather than internally. In times of dry weather, the male members of the species construct concealed nests using their saliva. Then, the females place their eggs inside of them. The males watchcover the larvae up into the middle of January. When it rains on the reproduction sites, it triggers the juvenile specimens' distribution A single nest can consist of a maximum of 17,000 eggs.

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