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Brain Behav Evol (2017) 89 (4): 262–273.
Published Online: 27 June 2017
... efficiently directs electrical current through the threat, producing an aversive and deterring experience by activating afferents in potential predators. Predator Prey Gymnotidae Electric fish Strongly electric fish Electrocytes ken.catania@vanderbilt.edu 24 01 2017 12 04 2017...
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Brain Behav Evol (2015) 86 (1): 38–47.
Published Online: 24 September 2015
...Kenneth C. Catania Despite centuries of interest in electric eels, few studies have investigated the mechanism of the eel's attack. Here, I review and extend recent findings that show eel electric high-voltage discharges activate prey motor neuron efferents. This mechanism allows electric eels...