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Football Fish
Football Fish.jpg
Scientific NameHimantolophus groenlandicus
Time of YearNovember to March
Time of Day4PM to 9AM
Size25.75 in
Shadow SizeLarge
Selling Price2,500
Species Number#60

The Football Fish is an fish that can be found in the ocean. It appears from November to March. It will appear from 4PM to 9AM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 2,500 Bells.


The Football Fish is found in the ocean.

The Museum

The Football Fish can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"Football fish live in parts of the ocean so deep that light does not reach them. Their lanterns, which they sway back and forth to lure prey, can emit light thanks to special bacteria. When prey gets near, they shoot a luminescent liquid and snatch the prey while it's blinded by the light. Only females possess the useful lantern. They can grow to be about two feet by maturity. Males are small, less than two inches in length."


Upon catching the fish, the player will say the following:

"I caught a football fish! Thanks to my fishing tackle!"