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Gymnotidae


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; subclass Actinopterygii, order Cypriniformes)

A small family of freshwater fish that have an eel-like body with no fins, except for a very long anal fin and small pectorals, a small head, small eyes, and powerful jaws. They can produce weak electric currents. There are three species, occurring in Central and S. America.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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