Funny Songs.  Real animals.

​​Created by Michael Todd
with Cora Gutel, Nick Geist, & Chris Todd

Electric Catfish

   (Malecterecus electricus)

The Electric Catfish has the ability to produce an electric shock of up to 350 volts using an electric organ. Found in tropical Africa and the Nile River,  Electric Catfish are usually nocturnal and feed on other fish, incapacitating their prey with electric discharges. They can grow up to one meter long.

The Nile fish was well known to the ancient Egyptians. Stories say the Egyptians used this type of catfish when treating nervous diseases. Depicted in their mural paintings and hieroglyphs; the first known depiction of an electric catfish is on a slate palette of the predynastic Egyptian ruler, Narmer, about 3100 BC. It was suitably called "angry catfish" in ancient Egyptian.

The shock an electric catfish can generate is not known to be fatal to humans, but the catfish uses its electricity as a weapon to ward off predators or to kill its prey.   

Ancient Egypt, huh?  Big deal!
I'm about to devour and digest these bugs.
Listen to that song about the electric fish.

It'll get me in the mood. 

Underwater Jaminalz

Jaminalz in the Air

Creepy Jaminalz

Jaminalz Around the World

Real Life Jaminalz

Electric Catfish  Songbook

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