New electric eel is most powerful ever found

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(CNN) – Scientists make a shocking discovering identifying two new species of electric eel.

And one of them is the most powerful ever found.

Electrophorus Voltai lives in the Amazon Rainforest and can get up to eight feet long and produce up to 860 volts of electricity!

The previous known high was 650 volts.

Researchers previously thought all electric eels belonged to the same species.

But this discovery changes that and probably means there are plenty of animals left to discover in the Amazon.

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(This story was originally published on September 11, 2019)

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