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African Electric Catfish

Malapterurus electricus (Gmelin 1789)

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Malapterurus electricus (African Electric Catfish) is a species of bony fishes in the family electric catfishes. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Ethiopia. They are nocturnal carnivores. Individuals can grow to 122 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of African Electric Catfish. View this species on GBIF