エイ Ei
Ray (New Leaf crop)
#60 #65
Location Price
Ocean, Island 3,000 Bells
Size Shadow size
54.55 in. (130 cm) Huge (CF),
Very Large (NL)
Time of year Time of day
July to November 4 am to 9 pm
Scientific name Dasyatis akajei
Family Dasyatidae - Sting rays
Appearances CF, NL
Rarity Scarce (★★★★)
Regional names Flag of Spain Raya
Flag of Italy small Razza
Flag of France small Raie
Flag of Germany small Rochen
"I caught a ray! That made my day!" —New Leaf

The ray (エイ, Ei?) is a relatively uncommon fish found in the ocean. In New Leaf it has the same shadow size as a Sea Bass, where in City Folk the shadow is a size larger.

In New Leaf it can be found on the island during the entire year.

Donating to the museum

Like all fish in the Animal Crossing series series, the ray can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, who will give a small talk about it. It can be found in the back oceanic tank, with other ocean/sea fish.

In City Folk

Blathers has this to say about the ray when donated:

"Many theorize that rays are distant relatives to the sharks... But unlike their fearsome theoretical cousins, rays, with their little grins, are simply adorable, wot wot!"

When placed in the museum it appears in the very back tank with most other saltwater fish.

In New Leaf

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

"Beating their large fins up and down to move through the water gives the rays the impression of flying. If viewed from below, rays appear to have their mouths curled up into a sort of smile. Some varieties have poisonous spikes at the base of their long tail fins that can be fatal to humans. This, combined with the ability to hide in sand at the bottom of the sea, can make them very dangerous."

Capture quotes

"I caught a ray! Hip hip HOORAY!" —City Folk

"I caught a ray! That made my day!" - New Leaf

Encyclopedia information

City Folk

Encyclopedia Information
Ray (City Folk)
"Freshwater types of these relatives of sharks are popular pets."
Size About 1.2 meters
Habitat Ocean
Season All year

New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information
Ray (New Leaf crop)
"I caught a ray! That made my day!"
Size About 1.2 meters
Habitat Ocean
Season All year


Further information


A real life southern stingray

The red stingray, Dasyatis akajei, also called the Japanese stingray, is a temperate stingray that inhabits the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The barb on its tail is serrated and covered in a venomous mucous, used for self-defense.

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