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Horse Mackerel
Horse Mackerel.jpg
Scientific NameTrachurus japonicus
Time of YearAll year
Time of DayAll day
Size18.4 in
Shadow SizeSmall
Selling Price150
Species Number#52

The Horse Mackerel is an fish that can be found in the ocean. It appears all year, all day. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 150 Bells.


The Horse Mackerel is found in the ocean.

The Museum

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

"With their appealing flavor, horse mackerel have long been a cheap and common food source. However, in certain regions, they have actually been branded as something of a luxury dish. They have tough scales on both sides of their bodies that must be removed before preparing. Though small, they are formidable carnivores. Since they go after bait, they are popular with fishers."


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

"I caught a horse mackerel! Holy mackerel!"