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Barreleye Gallery

""I caught a barreleye! Like eyeing fish in a barrel!"" —New Horizons

The barreleye is a new fish introduced in New Horizons. It can be found in the ocean between 9pm and 4am.

Capture quotes[]

"I caught a barreleye! Like eyeing fish in a barrel!" -New Horizons

Japanese Quotes

「デメニギスを 釣り上げた!頭の中が 丸見えだー!」 —New Horizons

"I caught a barreleye! You can completely see inside its head!" (translation)

Donation to the museum[]

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

"The barreleye is a deep-sea fish with protuberant eyes and a clear head, so some of its organs are... visible. At first blush, a transparent head seems absurd, but there is a reason: so it can see things directly above! But I must confess--the more I learn about deep-sea fish, the happier I am to live on dry land, wot."

Encyclopedia information[]

New Horizons[]

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a barreleye! Like eyeing fish in a barrel!"
Habitat Sea
Months active (north) All year
Months active (south) All year

Further information[]

Main article: Macropinna microstoma on Wikipedia

A real-life barreleye.

The barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) (also known as the spook fish) is a deep-sea fish found in tropical-to-temperate waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. It has been known to science since 1939, but was never photographed until 2004. It is characterized by its seemingly-transparent head (caused by cartilage), with its green namesake eyes embedded within. These eyes are normally situated upwards, allowing the fish to spot potential predators and prey, but they can also be turned forwards.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese デメニギス Demenigisu -
France French Macropinna -
Spain Spanish Pez cabeza transparente -
Germany German Glaskopffisch -
Italy Italian Macropinna -
The Netherlands Dutch Hemelkijker -
Russia Russian Опистопрокт Opistoprokt -
China Chinese 太平洋桶眼鱼/太平洋桶眼魚 Tàipíngyángtǒngyǎnyú -
South Korea Korean 데메니기스 Demenigiseu -

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