Electric Eel

The Electric Eel is literally an animal like no other—it’s the only species of the genus Electrophorus. This snake-like creature can generate up to 650 volts of electricity to shock its prey or defend itself against threats. Despite its name, it’s not technically an eel; it’s a knife fish. Adding to its serpent-like appearance, the Electric Eel’s elongated, spineless body can exceed eight feet and weigh up to 45 pounds. It contains organs with up to 6,000 cells called electrocytes that store and discharge powerful levels of electricity. They eat fish, amphibians, insects, birds and small mammals.

  • Agility: 7/10

  • Charisma: 2/10

  • Intelligence: 7/10

  • Speed: 7/10

  • Stamina: 8/10

  • Strength: 4/10

  • Wisdom: 7/10

  • TOTAL: 42/70
Strengths
An Electric Eel’s shocks are powerful, so much so that repeated shocks can kill a human. As it ages, the amperage of its electric shock increases. It can live in stagnant, oxygen-deficient water, as its gills can adapt into organs that function like lungs, only needing to surface occasionally for air.

Weaknesses
The Electric Eel has tiny eyes, and its vision diminishes as it ages.

Best Animals to Adapt With
The Electric Eel is well rounded except, his charisma score is shockingly low! (couldn’t resist!) For this reason, she makes a perfect match with the lovable Capybara and the versatile Giant Anteater.

Enemies
The Electric Eel has no enemies except other animals of its own species and humans.

Increasing Their Survival Rate
Electrical Eels are not currently endangered, but may be in the future due to habitat destruction.

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Folklore
Eels figure prominently in the folklore of many cultures. The Egyptians worshiped them, only allowing priests to eat them. Pacific islanders believe that men were sometimes transformed into eels, and in the Philippines, they were believed to be the souls of the dead. Old American folk tradition warned that eels ate human flesh—it was believed that many fishermen caught large quantities of eels with human bait.