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Suckerfish NH.png
Scientific name
Echeneis naucrates
(slender sharksucker)
Echeneidae (remoras)
Months available June to September (Northern Hemisphere)
December to March (Southern Hemisphere)
Times available All day
Location Sea
Shadow size Large (with fin)
Rarity Uncommon
Sell price 1,500 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese コバンザメ
Korean 빨판상어
Italian Remora
German Schiffshalter

Simplified Chinese 吸盘鱼
French Rémora rayé
Spanish Rémora
Dutch Zuigvis

Traditional Chinese 吸盤魚
Quebec French Rémora rayé
Latin American Spanish Rémora
Russian Прилипала

The Suckerfish is an uncommon fish introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It can be found in the sea between June and September in the Northern hemisphere and between December and March in the Southern Hemisphere. It can be found at any time of day, and it sells for 1,500 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a suckerfish! I thought it was a shark! Oh, wait - now I get it. "Sucker"..."

Time of Year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of Day All day
Location Sea
Shadow Size Medium w/Fin
Total Catch 20
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1500 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2250 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Upon donating a Suckerfish to the museum, Blathers will say this:

"The suckerfish is a curious fish that likes to attach itself with its sucker mouth to larger marine animals. The benefit to the suckerfish is that it gets to eat smaller parasites and dead skin off the host's body. Amusingly, some people have used suckerfish on cords to catch large turtles with the fish's own suction! I imagine this practice is the cause of some awkward conversations between fish and turtle, eh wot?"

Real-world information[edit]

The Remora family possess distinctive first dorsal fins that take the form of a modified oval, sucker-like organ with slat-like structures that open and close to create suction and take a firm hold against the skin of larger marine animals. They spend their lives clinging to a host animal such as a whale, turtle, shark or ray. The remora and it's host organism likely possess a mutualistic relationship as the remora can move around on the host, removing ectoparasites and loose flakes of skin, while benefiting from the protection provided by the host and the constant flow of water across its gills. Although it was initially believed that remoras fed off particulate matter from the host's meals, this has been shown to be false; in reality, their diets are composed primarily of host feces. Small Wikipedia logo.png More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese コバンザメ
Sharksucker (lit. "small-seal shark")

Korean 빨판상어

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
吸盘鱼 / 吸盤魚
Xīpán yú
Sharksucker (lit. "pressure fish")

Russian Прилипала

Dutch Zuigvis Remora

German Schiffshalter Remora

European Spanish Rémora Remora

European French Rémora rayé Striped remora

Italian Remora Remora