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Gymnotiformes (Knifefish)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Gymnotiformes are a group of teleost bony fishes commonly known as the Neotropical or South American knifefish. They have long bodies and swim using undulations of their elongated anal fin. Found exclusively in fresh water, these mostly nocturnal fish are capable of producing electric fields for navigation, communication, and, in the case of the electric eel (Electrophorus electricus), attack and defense.
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Apteronotidae (apteronotid eels) (88)
Gymnotidae (electric eels and knife-fishes) (40)   (1)
Hypopomidae (Knifefish) (31)
Rhamphichthyidae (American knifefishes and mottled knifefishes) (17)
Sternopygidae (Glass knifefish) (37)

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