|Scientific Name||Rhinomuraena quaesita|
|Time of Year||All year|
|Time of Day||All day|
|Shadow Size||Long, thin|
The Ribbon Eel is found in the island.
The Ribbon Eel can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:
"Ribbon eels have long, ribbonlike bodies and look as if they have flowers sprouting from their noses. They get their name from their bright, vivid color, in addition to the length of their bodies. Ribbon eels hatch sexless before first becoming males, then females as they age. Their tendency to stick their heads out from holes in the sand and open their mouths is not a sign of anger. In actuality, they're merely taking a breath. Oddly, they're surprisingly peaceful creatures, despite the look."
Upon catching the fish, the player will say the following:
"I caught a ribbon eel! Good for tying on presents!"