10 Terrifying And Deadly Animals Of The Amazon River



Candiru

A fish of mythical proportions, Candiru are infamous for their ability to swim upstream with amazing speeds. They are so small that they go into the urethra of people who urinate in the river. The candiru usually preys on fish, feeding on their host’s blood.

Electric Eels

Closely related to catfish, Electric eels are able to grow up to 2.5 meters in length and are able to produce jolts of electricity with charges that can reach up to 600 volts.