Scientists have discovered a new species electric eel that is truly shocking. fact, it is the most shocking creature the world. The new eel was discovered the Amazon. It is capable giving someone an electric shock that is nearly eight times stronger than the electricity found in the wall socket an American home. The eel is 2.4 meters long, weighs 45kgs, and can discharge a shock 860 volts. Appliances in American homes need just 110 volts electricity. The eel has enough power to give a human a severe electric shock. It is possible the shock could kill a human. The scientists wrote the journal Nature Communications that the eel is "the strongest living bio-electricity generator".
Scientists have named the new eel Electrophorus voltai. The team researchers actually found two new species electric eel, but Electrophorus voltai is grabbing the headlines because its electrical power. Up until the two recent discoveries, scientists believed there was only one electric eel existence. Lead researcher Dr David de Santana said he would not be surprised to find more new species. He wrote: "If you can discover a new 2.4m-long fish 250 years of exploration, can you imagine what remains to be discovered that region?" He added: "The discovery... Amazonia, one the planet's biodiversity hot spots, is suggestive the vast amount species that remain to be discovered nature.