Barred Knifejaw

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Barred Knifejaw
Barred Knifejaw NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Oplegnathus fasciatus
(barred knifejaw)

Family: Oplegnathidae (knifejaws)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese イシダイ
Simplified Chinese 条石鲷
French Scarus
Spanish Dorada japonesa
Italian Ishidai
Russian Полосатый оплегнат

Korean 돌돔
Traditional Chinese 條石鯛
Quebec French Scarus
Latin American Spanish Dorada japonesa
German Schnabelbarsch
Dutch Kraaibek


The Barred Knifejaw (イシダイ, Ishidai) is a saltwater fish in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the Barred Knifejaw is used for the Barred Knifejaw Sauté recipe for the Harvest Festival.

Catch details[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Barred Knifejaw
"I caught a barred knifejaw! I'm really cut up over how to turn that into a pun..."

Times March - November: All day
Location Sea
Shadow Size Large
Rarity Rare
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Wild World[edit]

#43

Barred Knifejaw
"I caught a barred knifejaw! With that jaw, it SHOULD be barred!"

Description Tough to catch.
Times March - November: All Day
Peak Times -
Location Sea
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size 60 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#48

Barred Knifejaw
"I caught a barred knifejaw! Did you do something bad?"

Description Curious and not easily startled, these fish have seven white stripes.
Times March - November: All Day
Peak Times
Location Sea
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size About 24 inches (50 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#53

Barred Knifejaw
"I caught a barred knifejaw! I'll have to use it to cut veggies!"

Times March - November: All Day
Peak Times -
Location Sea (including Tortimer Island)
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size 60cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#19

Barred Knifejaw

Event Availability Fishing Tourney #1
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size 50.1 cm - 69.9 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4,000 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2,000 Bells, 4 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie, Bronze Treats, Sparkle Stones (1.6%)

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, a Barred Knifejaw is the secret ingredient in the fish meunière dish on Turkey Day.

#58

Barred Knifejaw
"I caught a barred knifejaw! They must have a hard time eating!"

Time of Year North: Mar – Nov
South: Sep – May
Time of Day All day
Location Sea
Shadow Size Medium
Rarity
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 7500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donation to the museum[edit]

As with all fish caught in the Animal Crossing series, the barred knifejaw can be donated to the museum in each game by talking to Blathers, who will also give some information on it.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Blathers will give this speech upon donation:

"Hoo! Indeed, WOO hoo! A barred knifejaw, I believe. Hoo! Hoo, I say! Just look at this magnificent creature! Truly, a king among edible aquatic beasts of the world! Tuna, scallops, oysters, lobsters, salmon, halibut, crabs, barnacles... Well, maybe not barnacles... One would have to be in dire straits indeed to consume a few of those jagged beasties!"

"Now then, what say we set this chap up in his new home, eh wot?"

In Wild World[edit]

When the player donates this fish, Blathers will say this:

"<Player>, the very fact that you caught this tells me that you are quite a fisher! Oh, a recipe for Barred Knifejaw? I'd recommend putting it in a broth. Grilling makes the flesh rather tough, eh wot?"

In City Folk[edit]

When the player donates the barred knifejaw, Blathers will say this:

"Hootie hoo, look at you! You've hauled in a star catch this time! Indeed, simply marvelous work! The Barred Knifejaw is a clever fish that, it's said, requires some rather fancy fishing to catch. Their monotone color scheme certainly paints them as smart, sensible fish in my eyes, eh wot?"

In New Leaf[edit]

An information board in the aquarium will display this description of the barred knifejaw after donation:

"Barred knifejaws stand out thanks to the seven stripes adorning their white bodies. Their natural curiosity and strong pull make them a popular target of anglers, but they're no easy catch. They have strong teeth that allow them to make short work of sea creatures with tough shells. This means that both urchins and mollusks need to be careful, lest they become meals for these fish."

In New Horizons[edit]

The Barred Knifejaw in the museum in New Horizons
"The barred knifejaw, also called the striped beakfish, is a lovely fish with a distinctive striped pattern. It is reportedly also a very curious fish in that it has been known to approach swimmers to "greet" them. They also tend to be good at avoiding fishing hooks, so well done on outwitting this one!

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

A real life Barred Knifejaw

The striped beakfish, also known as the barred knifejaw, is a tropical fish, generally found in coral reefs and around Japan. It has been seen in Hawaii, but only once. It normally eats invertebrates.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese イシダイ
ishidai
Barred knifejaw

Korean 돌돔
doldom
Barred knifejaw

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
条石鲷 / 條石鯛
tiáoshí diāo
Barred knifejaw

Russian Полосатый оплегнат
Polosatyy oplegnat
Striped beakfish

Dutch Kraaibek Knifejaw

German Schnabelbarsch Knifejaw (lit. "Beak Bass")

European Spanish Dorada japonesa Japanese bream

European French Scarus Parrotfish. Likely a mistranslation

Italian Ishidai Transliteration of Japanese name