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Descriptor English: Electric Fish
Descriptor Spanish: Pez Eléctrico
Descriptor Portuguese: Peixe Elétrico
Descriptor French: Poisson électrique
Entry term(s): Elephantfish
Elephantfishes
Fish, Electric
Mormyrid
Mormyridae
Mormyrids
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.493.378
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004555
Scope note: Fishes which generate an electric discharge. The voltage of the discharge varies from weak to strong in various groups of fish. The ELECTRIC ORGAN and electroplax are of prime interest in this group. They occur in more than one family.
Annotation: do not confuse with EEL, ELECTRIC see ELECTROPHORUS
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 87
History Note: 87
DeCS ID: 19158
Unique ID: D004555
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Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1986/04/15
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Electric Fish - Preferred
Concept UI M0007163
Scope note Fishes which generate an electric discharge. The voltage of the discharge varies from weak to strong in various groups of fish. The ELECTRIC ORGAN and electroplax are of prime interest in this group. They occur in more than one family.
Preferred term Electric Fish
Entry term(s) Fish, Electric
Mormyrid - Narrower
Concept UI M0007165
Scope note Any species of freshwater African fish of the family Mormyridae, also known as elephantfishes.
Preferred term Mormyrid
Entry term(s) Elephantfish
Elephantfishes
Mormyridae
Mormyrids



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