Electrophorus voltai can deliver a jolt of 860 volts, much more than existing record of 650 volts.
Ultra-powerful electric eels discovered in Amazon basin | CTV News
A shocking find: New high-voltage electric eels in the Amazon basin, Americas News & Top Stories - The Straits Times
Ed Yong on Twitter: "The electric eel is actually three separate species!
They last shared a common ancestor 7 million years ago, so they started to diverge before brown bears & polar bears, lions & tigers, and humans & chimps.
Sara Hussein on Twitter: "It took DNA research and collecting more than 100 samples over half a dozen years bu tresearchers have uncovered two entirely new electric eels species in the Amazon, including one that can deliver 860 volt shocks: https://t.co/KhpzOIb77w"
Keaton Patti on Twitter: "Electric Eel: Zap zap zap.
Amish Eel: Repent heathen.
Regular Eel: Both of y'all are weird."
Adam Pasick on Twitter: "Shocking news: Electric eels, like the newly discovered species that generates a bracing 860 volts, are not actually eels.
(They're a type of knifefish.)
The Iconic Electric Eel Is Actually Three Species - The Atlantic
A shocking find: new high-voltage electric eels revealed | Arab News
Shock discovery: High-voltage electric eels found in Amazon - The National
Newly discovered eel delivers the strongest electric jolt on record | Science | AAAS
Newly Described Electric Eel Has Strongest Voltage Yet Measured | The Scientist Magazine®
Fearsome electric eel is stunning discovery | News | The Times
Reseachers discover two new electric eel species swiming in the Amazon basin- Technology News, Firstpost
World’s most powerful electric eel found in Amazon
Electric eel with a 860-VOLT shock has the highest charge of any animal on earth | Daily Mail Online
Shock me: 200% increase in electric eel species | Cosmos