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"I caught a ray! Hip hip HOORAY!" —City Folk
"I caught a ray! That made my day!" —New Leaf
Scientific name Dasyatis americana
Family Dasyatidae - Sting rays
Time of year August to November
Time of day 4 am to 9 pm
Location Ocean
Size About 1.2 meters
Shadow size Huge
Rarity Rare
Selling price 3,000 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf,
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

The Ray (エイ, Ei) is a flat brown fish found in the ocean. The fish is large, giving it a huge shadow. It is a quite expensive fish, selling for 3,000 Bells. City Folk has stated that "freshwater types of these relatives of sharks are popular pets." When placed in the museum, like all other saltwater fish, except for the small ones, it appears in the very back tank.


Donating to the museumEdit

As with all fish in the Animal Crossing series, the Ray can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, who will give a small talk about it. It can be found in the back oceanic tank, with other ocean fish.

In City FolkEdit

Blathers has this to say about the Ray when it is donated:

"Many theorize that rays are distant relatives to the sharks... But unlike their fearsome theoretical cousins, rays, with their little grins, are simply adorable, wot wot!"

In New LeafEdit

After donating a Ray to Blathers, it will appear in the section for fish and deep sea creatures, specifically in the top-right most tank in the north-eastern room.

"Beating their large fins up and down to move through the water almost gives rays the impression of flying. If viewed from below, rays appear to have their mouths curled up into a sort of smile. Some varieties have poisonous spikes at the base of their long tail fins that can be fatal to humans. This, combined with the ability to hide in sand at the bottom of the sea, can make them very dangerous."

Fishing TournamentEdit

New LeafEdit

Chip will say this when given a Ray:

"When you're talking rays, stewing or deep frying is OK, but sashimi is totally where it's at! Of course, I'm just eating this fishy the way nature cooked him: RAW! Nyuk nyuk nyuk!"

Encyclopedia informationEdit

Whenever the player catches a fish or bug, they can find information about it in the fish encyclopedia.

Further informationEdit

A real life southern stingray

The Animal Crossing ray is actually a stingray, a Southern stingray. It can be found in the southern Atlantic Ocean, around the Caribbean, and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Names in other languagesEdit

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Raya -