|Ocean and Island||2,000 Bells|
|34.95 in. 88 cm||Very Large|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|June to October||All day|
|Scientific name||Gymnothorax kidako|
|Family||Muraenidae - Moray eels|
|Regional names|| Murène |
- "I caught a moray eel! And I was like, "No way! Deal!"" —New Leaf
The fish has a very large shadow when in the water which is the same as the sea bass. It can mainly be found in the waters around the New Leaf island, though rarely it is found in the village's ocean.
Donation to the museum
In City Folk
"The moray eel has a reputation as the gangster of the deeps, eh wot? But in actuality... It's quite the scaredy-pants and rarely strays from the home it makes between large rocks. If one doesn't start any trouble, one won't find any trouble. Such is the philosophy of the moray. It's rather universal, wot? The stronger one is, the more one understands the value of avoiding trouble..."
In New Leaf
In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will give information about this fish.
"Moray eels can often be seen sticking just their heads out from between two rocks. When unsuspecting prey approaches, the dart out to snatch it up into their sharp-toothed mouths. Once moray eels have their teeth in you, it's hard to get away, making moray-eel bites no trifling matter. Their long, finless bodies are covered in tough, snakelike skin that often gets used as leather."
In the museum, this fish appears in the back tank, under a rock. It occasionally pokes its head out.
- "I caught a moray eel! Now that's a moray!" —City Folk
The Animal Crossing series series moray, can be found in shallow Pacific waters off the coast of Japan in reality. The approximately 200 species in 15 genera are almost exclusively marine, but several species are regularly seen in brackish water, and a few, for example the freshwater moray can sometimes be found in fresh water. The body is generally patterned. In some species, the inside of the mouth is also patterned. Their jaws are wide, framing a protruding snout. Most possess large teeth used to tear flesh or grasp slippery prey items.