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Occupying a space in the low-to-middle end of the food chain, Electorphorus Beluamdomito is a carnivorous swimmer that feeds mostly off of shellfish and small fish. Despite its common name it is actually a very long Knifefish, and not an Eel. It does not provide much meat, so many predators simply leave it be.
Unlike most predators, it does not use brute strength to bring down its prey, but instead releases an electrical charge around itself to knock its prey unconscious. Alone, this can take out a smaller creature. When attacking together, Electrophorus can even bring down the larger ocean lifeforms, then feed as a group.
By far, the most common use of Electrophorus is to subdue large ocean creatures. Knocking out a Plesiosaur or other giant deep-sea leviathan, thus many tribes employ small schools of Electrophorus to shock targets into submission.
— The Dossier
The Electrophorus (Ee-lek-tro-for-us) is a small carnivorous fish found in the oceans of the Ark.
- The dossier was revealed on July 27, 2015.
- Electrophorus is one of the only creatures in ARK with a genus that still exists today, such as the Coelacanth or Achatina. The real electric eel, as its name implies, is also capable of producing electric discharges to kill prey and deter predators.
Trivia not relevant for the game
- Unlike in the real world, Electrophorus does not look like a knifefish, an order of fish that Electrophorus belongs to; but like the unrelated moray eels.
- The Electrophorus is a simple capacitive generator invented by Alessandro Volta, who also coined its name, meaning Electricity Bearer.