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Volta’s Electric Eels Hunt in Packs

Publicado em 18 janeiro 2021
New observations made near the mouth of a small lake on the banks of the Iriri River in Brazil’s state of Pará show Volta’s electric eels (Electrophorus voltai) herding, encircling shoals of small fishes called tetras, and launching joint predatory high-voltage strikes on the prey ball. The observations, described in a paper in the journal Ecology and Evolution, challenge the idea that electric eels are exclusively solitary [...]