Saddled Bichir

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Saddled Bichir
Saddled Bichir NH.png
Scientific name
Polypterus endlicheri
(saddled bichir)
Polypteridae (bichirs)
Months available June to September
Times available 9 pm to 4 am
Location River
Size 60 cm
Shadow size Large
Rarity Rare
Sell price 4,000 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese エンドリケリー
Simplified Chinese 恩氏多鳍鱼
French Bichir
Spanish Bichir ensillado
Italian Polipteride
Russian Многопер Эндлихера

Korean 엔드리케리
Traditional Chinese 恩氏多鰭魚
Quebec French Bichir
Latin American Spanish Bichir ensillado
German Flösselhecht
Dutch Kwastsnoek

The Saddled Bichir (エンドリケリー, Endorikerī) is a fish that can be found in the river from June until September from 9 PM to 4 AM. It has a large shadow and can be sold for 4,000 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Saddled Bichir
"I caught a saddled bichir! Now I'm saddled with guilt!"

Times Jun - Sep: 9 PM - 4 AM
Peak Times
Location River
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size 60cm
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Saddled Bichir
"Wow! A saddled bichir! And me without my tiny riding crop..."

Time of Year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of Day 9 PM – 4 AM
Location River
Shadow Size Large
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 6000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

"The cool-looking saddled bichir are ancient fish with spiky fins on their backs. Though they've been around for more than 400 million years, they remain relatively unchanged. They have big appetites and will wait to ambush any fish they think will fit in their mouths. They can grow up to 30 inches (76 centimeters) long, making them rather large fish indeed. They swim slowly in a way that gives them the appearance of walking like dinosaurs."

In New Horizons[edit]

"What an elegant specimen you've found. The saddled bichir has a look entirely of its own. They have poor eyesight, so they use their fine-tuned sniffers to seek out prey. Can you imagine relying solely on your sense of smell to find food? And if one nostril became clogged, would you be unable to tell how far away the scent was?"


Real-world information[edit]

A saddled bichir in real life

The Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri is a predatory fish that will consume anything small enough to eat whole or in smaller pieces. Though it can reach great speeds in bursts, it cannot maintain a speed fast enough to keep up with the average fish.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese エンドリケリー
Part of the scientific name ("Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri")

Korean 엔드리케리
Derived from scientific name

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
恩氏多鳍鱼 / 恩氏多鰭魚
ēnshì duōqíyú
Translation of scientific name ("Endlicher's many-finned (fish)")

Russian Многопер Эндлихера
Mnogopyor Endlikhera
Endlicher's bichir

Dutch Kwastsnoek Bichir

German Flösselhecht Bichir

European Spanish Bichir ensillado saddled bichir

European French Bichir Part of the English name

Italian Polipteride From family name