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The Firefly squid is a benthic creature, first appearing in New Horizons. Diving is the only way to obtain it.

Donation to the museum

In New Horizons

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

The firefly squid is a wee migratory squid that barely reaches three inches in length. And though they usually live in deep water, they do venture to the coast to spawn. Like their firefly namesakes, these sparkling squid emit a blue bioluminescent glow. This glow may be used to threaten enemies, communicate with friends, or, perhaps, to lure food in. Truth be told, we do not know for sure why the firefly squid glows. We remain in the dark, as they say.”

Encyclopedia Information

Encyclopedia Information
"I got a firefly squid! More like a glowswim squid."
Current Active Hours 9PM-4AM
Months active (north) Mar–Jun
Months active (south) Sep-Dec


Further Information

Main article: Firefly squid on Wikipedia

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