Umbrella octopus

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Umbrella Octopus NH Icon.png Umbrella octopus  
Artwork of umbrella octopus
Real-world info
Name: Opisthoteuthis californiana
Family: Opisthoteuthidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Pieuvre parapluie
 Pulpo paraguas
 Polpo ombrello
 Pieuvre parapluie
 Pulpo paraguas

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, where it appears all day long as a small, fast shadow during spring and fall.

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.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Umbrella octopus
"I got an umbrella octopus! Too bad I'm already soaked."

Time of year North: Mar – May; Sep – Nov
South: Mar – May; Sep – Nov
Time of day All day
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Fast
Spawn requirement Catch 40 total sea creatures
Selling price  6,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Umbrella octopus

Event availability Fishing Tourney 32 (Fintastic)
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow size Sparkling
Fish size 21.4 cm – 34.6 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch rate Event only
Selling price  N/A Bells
Request reward  N/A Bells

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

"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."


Real-world information[edit]

A real-life umbrella octopus

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).
More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese メンダコ
Umbrella octopus (lit. "Flat octopus")