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"I caught a ray! A few more and I'll have a tan!" —New Horizons
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Ray NH.png
Scientific name Hemitrygon akajei
(red stingray)
Family Dasyatidae (whiptail stingrays)
Time of year August to November
Time of day 4 am to 9 pm
Location Sea
Size About 1.2 meters
Shadow size Huge
Rarity Rare
Selling price 3,000 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Ray (エイ, Ei) is a flat brown fish found in the sea. 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.

Catch details[edit]

In City Folk[edit]


"I caught a ray! Hip hip HOORAY!"

Description Freshwater types of these relatives of sharks are popular pets.
Times August - December: 4AM - 9PM
Peak Times
Location Sea
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size About 48 inches (120 cm)
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]


"I caught a ray! That made my day!"

Times August - November: 4 AM - 9 PM
Peak Times -
Location Sea (including Tortimer Island)
Shadow Size Very Large
Fish Size 120cm
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a ray! A few more and I'll have a tan!"

Time of Year North: Aug – Nov
South: Feb – May
Time of Day 4 AM – 9 PM
Location Sea
Shadow Size X-Large
Total Catch
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4500 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

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 sea tank, with other sea fish.

In City Folk[edit]

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 Leaf[edit]

Ray NL.png

After donating a Ray to Blathers, it will appear in the section for fish and 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 Tournament[edit]

New Leaf[edit]

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!"

Further information[edit]

A real life southern stingray

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese エイ

European Spanish Raya -