Moon Jellyfish

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Not to be confused with Jellyfish.
Moon Jellyfish NH Icon.png Moon Jellyfish  
Artwork of Moon Jellyfish
Real-world info
Name: Aurelia aurita
Family: Ulmaridae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Méduse lune
 Medusa luna
 Medusa aurelia
 Ушастая аурелия
 Méduse lune
 Medusa luna

The Moon Jellyfish is a sea creature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Moon Jellyfish
"I got a moon jellyfish! Now to find a sun peanutbutterfish."

Time of year North: Jul – Sep
South: Jan – Mar
Time of day All day
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Very slow
Spawn requirement Appears from the start of the game
Selling price  600 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"Ah, the moon jellyfish...what's not to love about this pretty floating flower of the sea... Well, I suppose its tentacles do give a sting when touched...but it's only a mild thing to the likes of us. Other creatures may not be so fond of this translucent beauty. Though who can blame them, really? Moon jellyfish have stinging cells called cnidocytes that kill fish and other small critters that float by. And they use their "oral arms" to pull these morsels into their mouths and stomachs. Indeed, one need but observe the moon jellyfish to see how brutal AND beautiful nature can be."

After being donated, it will be visible in a large swarm under a floorglass by the Sea Butterfly's tank.


Real-world information[edit]

A real life moon jellyfish

The moon jellyfish is almost entirely translucent, usually about 25–40 cm (10–16 in) in diameter. It feeds by collecting medusae, plankton, and mollusks with its tentacles, and bringing them into its body for digestion. It is capable of only limited motion, and drifts with the current, even when swimming.
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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ミズクラゲ
Moon jellyfish, lit. "water jellyfish"

Korean 보름달물해파리
Moon jellyfish, lit. "moon water jellyfish"

Simplified Chinese 海月水母
hǎiyuè shuǐmǔ
Moon jellyfish, lit. "sea moon jellyfish"

Russian Ушастая аурелия
Ushastaya aureliya
Moon jellyfish, lit. "big-eared Aurelia"

Dutch Oorkwal Moon jellyfish, lit. "ear jellyfish"

German Ohrenqualle Moon jellyfish, lit. "ear jellyfish"

European Spanish Medusa luna Moon jellyfish

European French Méduse lune Moon jellyfish

Italian Medusa aurelia Aurelia jellyfish