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"I got a sea cucumber! Now to find a sea pickle!" —New Leaf

The sea cucumber is a benthic aquatic creature that is found at the bottom of the sea in New Leaf and New Horizons. It is indicated by a circular shadow, and diving is the only way of capturing it.

Donation to the museum

In New Leaf

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

"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!"

Capture Quotes

"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

Japanese

"ナモコをとったよ!コリコリ大人の食感" —New Leaf

Encyclopedia Information

New Leaf

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Sea cucumber s
"I got a sea cucumber! Now to find a sea pickle!"
Size 4 inches
Time All day
Season Winter-Spring

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
"I got a sea cucumber! It's a bit cumbersome."
Current Active Hours All day
Months active (north) Nov–Apr
Months active (south) May–Oct

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Further information

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.


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