Dab

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"I caught a dab! Didja see it? You're a dab, right?" —Wild World
"I caught a dab! And I'm feeling fab!" —City Folk
"I caught a dab! I'm not just dabbling anymore!" —New Leaf
Dab
Dab.jpg
Scientific name Limanda limanda
Family Pleuronectidae - Righteye flounders
Time of year October to April
Time of day All day
Location Ocean
Size 50 cm
Shadow size Medium
Rarity Common
Selling price 300 Bells
200 Bells (PAL Wild World)
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The Dab (カレイ, Karei) is a fish in the flatfish group. It has the least letters in its name of all fish, except the Ray, which has three as well. Coincidentally, they are both in the flatfish group. It can be found in the ocean. It, when sold at Tom Nook's Store, will get the player only 300 Bells. The lighter shaded Olive Flounder is commonly mistaken for the Dab in real life, as well as by the player in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: New Leaf when they catch one.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

As with all fish and bugs in Animal Crossing series, the Dab can be donated to the Museum by talking to Blathers, the curator. When donating, Blathers will tell the player a little bit about the donation. Below is what he has to say in each game.

In City Folk[edit]

"By the by... Just so you know, eyes on a dab are positioned on the right, but on the left on a flounder. When young, these fish are shaped like ordinary fish, but... As they mature, they start becoming flatter in preparation for adulthood! What professionalism! You can tell this is a very responsible fish, wot?"

The Dab can be found in the tank at the back of the room, with other sea fish.

Encyclopedia Information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Dab (Wild World).gif ''About half the size of olive flounders, they like to bury themselves in the sand."
  • Size- 49.5 cm
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- Fall and winter

They do not show up when olive flounders are around.

City Folk[edit]

Dab (City Folk).png ''These have flat, asymmetrical bodies. The eyes are on the right side."
  • Size- About 50 cm
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- Winter to spring


Further information[edit]

A real-life common dab.

The common dab is the smallest flatfish in the world. It can be found on sandy seabeds, most commonly in the North Sea off the east coast of England.


 
     
 
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