|This article is about Spinefish in Subnautica. For the related article on the Below Zero Wiki, see Spinefish.|
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The Spinefish is a small, passive subspecies of the Hoopfish. It resides in the Blood Kelp Zone and the Lost River. Its in-game description states that it uses its appearance to hide from predators by playing dead.
Like Hoopfish, Spinefish are cathemeral and easy to catch, having moderate Food values.
The Spinefish closely resembles a Hoopfish, with some notable differences:
- It has an almost translucent body, with many vertical stripes running along, giving it a skeletal look, capable of emitting a pale green glow. It also features small red spots around its eyes and near its tail.
- Its eyes are yellowish green in color, and its caudal fin is a dull red hue.
Uses in Crafting
Data Bank Entry
Small, school-mentality prey fish, closely related to the hoopfish.
1. Grey Coloration:
Assessment: Edible (low calorie count)
- Although the databank entry states that Spinefish plays dead by laying on the seabed, this behaviour is absent in-game.
- The databank entry also shows that the Spinefish is blind.