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Electric Buzz Surrounds New Fish Species

Scientists say they have discovered a new genus and species of electric knifefish in the Negro River of Brazil.  The Procerusternarchus pixuna, is a small fish, ranging in size from 75 mm 138 mm, and the voltage they discharge is so small that it’s measured in microvolts, meaning a human would not be able to detect the electric current.   To put that in perspective, an electric eel, which is in the same order of species can emit up to 600 volts of electrical...

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