Spotted garden eel
チンアナゴ Chinanago
Spotted garden eel
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Location Price
Island 600 Bells
Size Shadow size
17.15 inches Small, stationary
Time of year Time of day
Summer All day
Scientific name Heteroconger hassi
Family Congridae
Appearances NL
Regional names Flag of Italy small Anguilla di giardino
Flag of France small Anguille de jardin
Flag of Spain Anguila jardinera
"I got a spotted garden eel! Who'll water its garden now?" —New Leaf

The spotted garden eel is a deep-sea creature found at the bottom of the tropical seas near the Island. It is indicated by a circular shadow. Diving is the only way of capturing it.

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In New Leaf

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

"Spotted garden eels get their name from the black spots on their otherwise white bodies. They nest in the sandy seafloor and poke their heads out to catch the plankton drifting in the current. They're rather shy, as they quickly dart back into their hole at the slightest hint of danger."

Encyclopedia Information

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Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Spotted garden eel
"I got a spotted garden eel! Who'll water its garden now?"
Size 17 inches
Time All day
Season Summer


Further information

Main article: Spotted garden eel on WikipediaThe spotted garden eel is native to the Indo-Pacific oceans. It lives at depths between 7 and 45 meters below the surface and can be found in colonies of up to a few thousand, on sandy burrows close to corals and reefs. The eel itself grows up to 40 cm long with a body diameter of 14 mm.

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