New Fish Species is Electrifying

A previously unknown species of electric fish has been discovered in the so-called “lost world” of northeastern South America.

Researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough say the Akawio penak, a “thin eel-like” fish was discovered in shallow, murky water in the upper Mazaruni River area in northern Guyana.

“The fact that this area is so remote and has been isolated for such a long time means you are quite likely to find new species,” said Professor Nathan Lovejoy.

The upper …

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