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Webster Dictionary

  1. Malapterurus(noun)

    a genus of African siluroid fishes, including the electric catfishes. See Electric cat, under Electric

  2. Origin: [NL., from Gr. malako`s soft + ptero`n wing + o'yra` tail.]

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  1. Malapterurus

    Malapterurus is a genus of catfishes of the electric catfish family. It includes 18 species.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Malapterurus

    A fish, sometimes called the thunder fish, an inhabitant of African rivers, occurring in the Nile and Senegal. It possesses considerable electric power, similar to that of the gymnotus and torpedo, although inferior in amount.

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