What is the voltage of an electric eel?
The electric eel frequently emits low voltage pulses for navigational purposes and to communicate. When using it in defense or when hunting they are capable of shocks of up to 600v.
How does the highest discharge of an electric eel compare with the voltage that comes out of a normal wall socket?
Yes, a human adult could be killed by an Electric Eel shock. Probably by one defending itself, rather than while hunting. When they hunt they use lower voltage, just to stun their prey. but when frightened they can produce a lethal discharge. A juvenile doesn't produce such a lethal voltage, but an adult Electric Eel can produce anywhere from 500 to 650 volts when frightened, startled and defending itself. For more detail, please see the…
The electric eel (Electrophorus electricus), is an electric fish, and the only species of the genus Electrophorus. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is an apex predator in its South American range. Despite its name it is not an eel but rather a knifefish.