The Umbrella Octopus is a type of sea creature in the Animal Crossing series, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update. It also appears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as an event fish (not a sea creature) that was available for a limited time during Fishing Tourney: Fintastic, from November 12 to November 19, 2020.
In New Horizons
In Pocket Camp
Donating to the museum
In New Horizons
"My feathers, could there be a more adorable sea creature than the umbrella octopus? I daresay not! These deep-sea octopuses are on the smallish side and use the cutest ear-like fins to flutter about. Meanwhile, it's the web stretched between their tentacles that gives them their name. Hoo, it's true! With arms stretched wide, they look for all the world like an umbrella! Though surely the last thing the umbrella octopus wants is to stay dry." — Blathers
The umbrella octopus, also called flapjack octopus, usually appear dark red. Their maximum size is 20 cm (7.9 in) mantle length. They have eight jointed legs which are affixed together in an umbrella shape. They have a gelatinous body, which spreads into a parachute shape when maneuvering through dimly lit water. The flapjack preys on small fishes and planktonic crustaceans. They swim by moving their fins, pulsing their webbed arms, pushing water through their funnel for jet propulsion, or all three at once. Their depth range is: Para-larvae 200 m (660 ft), adults 500–1,500 m (1,600–4,900 ft).
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