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Electric Eels

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Electric Eels
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.45

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    conger, disc-shaped, knifefish, navigate, repeated, shocks, volts, discharge, electric, slow-moving, continuous, capacity, cylindrical, dorsal, lifetime, dwelling
     content words:    South America


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     Spanish: Las Anguilas Eléctricas


Electric Eels   

1     Electric eels, measuring up to nine feet long and dwelling in slow-moving rivers of South America, bear a name that is destined to cause confusion. That is because electric eels are not really eels! Instead, they are close relatives of knifefish.
 
2     So, why are electric eels not true eels, given that both animals have long, cylindrical bodies and continuous fins running along their undersides? Here are some of the reasons:
 
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