リュウグウノツカイ Ryūgūnotsukai
Oarfish encyclopedia (New Leaf)
Location Price
Ocean 9,000 Bells
Size Shadow size
230 in. 600 cm Huge
Time of year Time of day
December-May All day
Scientific name Regalecus glesne
Family Regalecidae
Appearances New Leaf
Rarity Scarce (★★★★)
Regional names Flag of Italy small Pesce remo
Flag of France small Poisson-ruban
Flag of Spain Pez remo
Flag of Germany small Riemenfisch
"I caught an oarfish! Good, I needed a paddle!" —New Leaf

The oarfish (リュウグウノツカイ, Ryūgūnotsukai?) is a new fish introduced in New Leaf.

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In New Leaf

In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.

"Oarfish are deep-sea-dwelling fish with long, thin, silver bodies and one red fin lining their backs. They can reach lengths of over 10 yards, making them huge and striking fish. They usually swim by twisting their long, thin bodies, but they can also swim in more vertical positions. Their mouths are small compared to their bodies and they have no teeth, so they're large but not imposing."

Encyclopedia information

Encyclopedia Information
Oarfish encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I caught an oarfish! Good, I needed a paddle!"
Size 230 inches
Habitat Ocean
Season Winter to Spring


Further information

The oarfish is a shy deep sea fish that is extremely long. Known as the "King of the Herrings", it is the longest bony fish alive. It is assumed that many historical reports of sea serpents may actually have been oarfish. Although large in size they pose no threat to humans due to their diet of crustaceans, small fish, and other small creatures.


A real-life Oarfish.

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