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Anchovy (fish) Gallery

"I caught an anchovy! Stay away from my pizza!" —New Horizons

The anchovy, is a fairly uncommon fish introduced in New Horizons. It can be found in the ocean year-round between the hours of 4am and 9pm.

Capture quotes

"I caught an anchovy! Stay away from my pizza!" —New Horizons

Donation to the museum

In New Horizons

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"There are more than 140 species of anchovy, but they do all have some things in common. They are small and feed by simply swimming with their mouths open to filter food particles from the sea. (In my sleepier moments, I sometimes wish I could do that...)"

They can be found in the large ocean tank where the blue marlin and tuna also reside, where a large school of them will be creating a spiral in the center of the exhibit.

Encyclopedia information

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught an anchovy! Stay away from my pizza!"
Habitat Sea
Months active (north) All year
Months active (south) All year


  • The capture quote is a reference to some people's aversion to having anchovies on their pizza.

Further information

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Main article: Anchovy on Wikipedia

The anchovy (Engraulis japonicus) is a small, common forage fish of the family Engraulidae. Most species are found in marine waters, but several will enter brackish water and some in South America are restricted to freshwater. More than 140 species are placed in 17 genera; they are found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, and in the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Anchovies are usually classified as oily fish.

In other languages

Anchovy (fish)
Language Name
Japan Japanese アンチョビ Anchobi
France French Anchois
Spain Spanish Boquerón
Germany German Sardelle
Italy Italian Acciuga
The Netherlands Dutch Ansjovis
Russia Russian Хамса Khamsa
China Chinese 凤尾鱼/鳳尾魚 Fèngwěiyú
South Korea Korean 멸치 Myeolchi

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