Of all the creatures you could encounter while taking a dip in the Amazon rainforest, coming into contact with an electric eel would likely be one of the more painful meetings. They don't have a reputation for starting trouble with humans, but if threatened they have the ability to send a serious shock coursing through the body of whatever gets too close.
Now, a newly-discovered species, Electrophorus voltai, has shattered records, producing a far more powerful jolt than any other eel ever studied. But what's even more shocking than the eel itself is the fact that this species has remained undiscovered for so long.
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