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Web Topic 7.4
Bioelectric field resources

Introduction

A variety of fish and a few primitive mammals have receptors that can respond to the electrical fields generated by other animals and electrochemical habitats. A subset of the fish species have also evolved special organs that can create significant electrical fields on command and invoke these electrical organ discharges for electrolocation and communication.

Passive electroreception

Active electrogeneration and electrolocation

Electrocommunication

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