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"I caught a suckerfish! I thought it was a shark! Oh, wait - now I get it. "Sucker"..." —New Horizons

The suckerfish also known as remoras, are fish introduced in New Horizons that unusually have a fin. Due to this, many players mistake them for more lucrative finned fish, such as great white sharks or whale sharks. However, unlike these fish, the suckerfish has the distinction of being the only fish with a medium-sized shadow that also has a fin.

Capture Quotes[]

"I caught a suckerfish! I thought it was a shark! Oh, wait- now I get it. "Sucker"..." —New Horizons

Donation to the museum[]

In New Horizons[]

Upon donation to the museum in New Horizons, Blathers will say:

"The suckerfish is a curious fish that likes to attach itself with its sucker mouth to larger marine animals. The benefit to the suckerfish is that it gets to eat smaller parasites and dead skin off the host's body. Amusingly, some people have used suckerfish on cords to catch large turtles with the fish's own suction! I imagine this practice is the cause of some awkward conversations between fish and turtle, eh wot?"

Encyclopedia information[]

New Horizons[]

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a suckerfish! I thought it was a shark! Oh, wait - now I get it. "Sucker"..."
Habitat Sea
Months active (north) June to September
Months active (south) December to March


  • The capture quote refers to the derisive name of a person who is easily duped, especially in this case.

Further information[]

Main article: Common remora on Wikipedia

Also known as remoras & sharksuckers.

Also known as the remora and sharksucker, the suckerfish (Remora remora) has a modified dorsal fin which it may use like a suction cup, creating a vacuum seal on larger marine creatures such as sharks and whales. They receive food and transportation from their hosts.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese コバンザメ Kobanzame -
France French Rémora rayé -
Spain Spanish Rémora -
Germany German Schiffshalter -
Italy Italian Remora -
The Netherlands Dutch Zuigvis -
Russia Russian Прилипала Prilipala -
China Chinese 吸盘鱼/吸盤魚 Xīpányú -
South Korea Korean 빨판상어 Ppalpansangeo -

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