- "Wow! A saddled bichir! Now I'm saddled with guilt!" —New Leaf
|Scientific name||Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri|
|Family||Polypteridae - Bichirs|
|Time of year||June to September|
|Time of day||9 pm to 4 am|
|Selling price||4,000 Bells|
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"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."
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
|Spanish||Bichir ensillado||Same as in English.|