|⬅ #2 sea grapes||#3 sea cucumber||#4 sea pig ➡|
- "I got a sea cucumber! Now to find a sea pickle!" —New Leaf
Donation to the museum
In New Leaf
"Sea cucumbers are similar to sea urchins and sea stars but are far more slender and softer. When threatened by a predator, they expel part of their internal organs as a natural defense. This is to blind and entangle the enemy so the sea cucumber has a window of escape. Some types of sea cucumbers allow predators to feed on their internal organs while they escape. Don't shed a tear for them, though as the internal organs grow back after a while."
In New Horizons
Upon donation or selecting "Tell me about this!", Blathers the curator will say:
"The sea cucumber, much like its relatives the sea urchin and sea star, has no heart nor brain. However, unlike its relatives, it has no shell nor spikes to with which to protect itself either. So how does a softy such as this stay safe in the open ocean? Brace yourself I say… when threatened sea cucumbers jettison their innards out of their backsides! Hoo! Gross but true! The sticky, stringy stuff ensnares predators, allowing the cuke to make its escape and grow its insides back. One might say…the sea cucumber is a GUTSY creature, indeed. Hoo hoo, hee hee! Do forgive me!"
- "I caught a sea cucumber! Now to find a sea pickle!" —New Leaf
- "I got a sea cucumber! It's a bit cumbersome." —New Horizons
- "ナモコをとったよ！コリコリ大人の食感" —New Leaf
- Main article: Sea cucumber on Wikipedia
Sea cucumbers are echinoderms from the class Holothuroidea. They are marine animals with a leathery skin and an elongated body containing a single, branched gonad. Sea cucumbers are found on the sea floor worldwide. Most sea cucumbers, as their name suggests, have a soft and cylindrical body, more or less lengthened, rounded off and occasionally fat in the extremities, and generally without solid appendages.