|Scientific Name||Himantolophus groenlandicus|
|Time of Year||November to March|
|Time of Day||4PM to 9AM|
The Football Fish is found in the ocean.
The Football Fish can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:
"Football fish live in parts of the ocean so deep that light does not reach them. Their lanterns, which they sway back and forth to lure prey, can emit light thanks to special bacteria. When prey gets near, they shoot a luminescent liquid and snatch the prey while it's blinded by the light. Only females possess the useful lantern. They can grow to be about two feet by maturity. Males are small, less than two inches in length."
Upon catching the fish, the player will say the following:
"I caught a football fish! Thanks to my fishing tackle!"