Spike Eel

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Spike Eel

A Spike Eel from Super Mario 3D Land.
General information
Variant of Unagi
First appearance Super Mario 3D Land (2011)
Latest appearance Super Mario-kun Volume 46 (2013)

Spike Eels[1] are enemies found in Super Mario 3D Land. They are magenta colored eels with purple spikes on their back and three big yellow spikes on their head, that slightly resemble hair. They have a big mouth, a white lip and a single sharp tooth.


Super Mario 3D Land

Spike Eels appear only in underwater tropical levels, notably in World 3-2, World 7-1 and Special 2-2. They stay in holes and swim in Mario's way, like Maw-Rays and Gringills. They take 15 hits to defeat with the Fire Flower or Boomerang Flower, but can be defeated in a single hit with invincibility or by transforming into Statue Mario and crushing them. They can also be attacked from the front or behind. Their tails are also spiked.

Super Mario-kun

A Spike Eel made a brief appearance in the fourth chapter in volume 46 of Super Mario-kun, where it would be cooked inside a giant pot during the Mogura Matsuri.

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Additional names

Internal names

Game File name Name Meaning
Super Mario 3D Land Utsubo Utsubo Romanization of「ウツボ」(moray eel)
Also the Japanese name of Maw-Ray, which otherwise usually goes by the internal filename "moray"

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トゲトゲウオ[2]
Togetoge Uo
Portmanteau of「トゲトゲ」(togetoge, spiky) and「魚」(uo, fish)
Chinese 尖刺鱼[3]
Jiān Cì Yǘ
Sharp Spike Fish
German Dornenaal From "dornen" (thorn) and "aal" (eel)
Italian Anguillo Spino Spike Eel; anguillo come from anguilla (eel) with the male suffix -o
Portuguese Peixe-Espinho Spike-Fish
Spanish (Europe) Peciespino



  1. ^ von Esmarch, Nick. Super Mario 3D Land PRIMA Official Game Guide, page 14.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario 3D Land section, page 181.
  3. ^ https://www.ique.com/3ds/arej/screenshot/index.html
  4. ^ The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, page 228