Sea butterfly

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"I caught a sea butterfly! I didn't even use a net!" —Wild World and New Leaf
"I caught a sea butterfly! I wonder if it used to be a sea caterpillar?" —City Folk
Sea Butterfly
SeaButterfly.jpg
Scientific name Clione limacina
Family Clionidae- Sea Angels
Time of year December to February
Time of day All day
Location Ocean
Size 2 in (5 cm)
Shadow size Tiny
Rarity Common
Selling price 1,000 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk

The sea butterfly (クリオネ, Kurione) is a species of mollusk that live in the sea. They can be caught in the during winter and are the only winter fish that cast such a small shadow in the sea and so, can be identified easily.

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[edit] Donating to the museum

The sea butterfly can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers. Below is what he says during the donation:

[edit] In Wild World

"The sea butterfly is in the same family as snails, as you may or may not know. You might think it's strange to have a snail without a shell, eh wot? Indeed, well, slugs are also snails without shells! I must admit, being lumped in with slugs probably angers the sea butterfly.

The sea butterfly is placed in the large ocean tank in the aquatic display in the back room.

[edit] In City Folk

It occupies a large glass tube in the lower-right corner of the fish exhibition, with other small oceanic fish.

[edit] Encyclopedia information

[edit] Wild World

Sea butterfly (Wild World).gif ''A type of snail, it eats plankton and shellfish. It navigates the water by flapping its "wings.""
  • Size- 1.2 inches (3 cm)
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- Winter

[edit] City Folk

Sea butterfly (City Folk).png ''Some say these resemble angels, but they look like devils when they feed."
  • Size- 1.2 inches (3 cm)
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- Winter


A real-life sea butterfly.

[edit] Further information

Sea butterflies can be found in the cold waters of the Arctic Ocean, Antarctic Ocean and in the North Atlantic; mirrored, in-game, by their appearance during the winter months. They can grow up to 5 centimeters in length.


 
     
 
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