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"I caught a barred knifejaw! I'll have to use it to cut veggies!"

The Barred Knife jaw, Prognathous fascias, is a rare oceanic fish that can be found all day, between the months of March and November. It sells for 5,000 Bells.


An information board in the aquarium will provide information about this fish.

"Barred knife jaws stand out thanks to the seven stripes adorning their white bodies. Their natural curiosity and strong pull make them a popular target of anglers, but they're no easy catch. They have strong teeth that allow them to make short work of sea creatures with tough shells. This means that both urchins and mollusks need to be careful, lest they become meals for these fish."

Barred Knifejaw
Scientific Name
Oplegnathus fasciatus
Oplegnathidae - Beakfish
Time of Year
Time of Day
All day
Selling Price
5,000 Bells

In real life[]


The Barred Knife jaw, also called the Striped Weakfish or the Striped Beak perch, is a tropical fish found primarily in Japanese waters. Its main habitat are coral reefs. While old, the fish is distinguished by alternating stripes or bars of light and dark grey, hence the name. Adults, which grow up to 15 inches, tend to be charcoal grey. Its diet consists largely of shelled invertebrates.