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This article is about the enemy from Super Mario Galaxy. For the boss from Super Mario Galaxy referred to as Bonefin in certain materials, see Kingfin.
Rendered model of the Bonefin enemy in Super Mario Galaxy.
Bonefin model in Super Mario Galaxy
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
Fish Bone
Torpedo Ted
Notable members

Bonefins[1] are metallic-looking fish that appear in Super Mario Galaxy. They only appear in the Bonefin Galaxy during the boss battle with Kingfin. They have glowing red eyes, spinning, propeller-like fins, and attack in a way that is very similar to Torpedo Teds: by homing in on the player and striking them to cause damage. They can be destroyed by being led to the surface. After the player has used a Green Shell or a Red Shell to damage Kingfin, it will summon Bonefins to attack Mario. When the player has hit Kingfin two more times, he will summon more Bonefins, which will disappear after the battle has finished. In Super Mario Galaxy 2, a Bonefin makes a cameo in the Yoshi Star Galaxy, though it only serves as a background element.

In New Super Mario Bros. Wii onwards, Fish Bone was reintroduced with basic homing abilities that may be based on this enemy.


Additional names[edit]

Internal names[edit]

Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy ObjectData/SkeletalFishGuard.arc SkeletalFishGuard Skeletal Fish Guard

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コボーネ[2]
Possibly a pun on「小骨」(kobone, small bone), as well as a combination of「小」(ko, small) and「キングボーネ」(Kingu Bōne, Kingfin)
French Ossec[3] Fish Bone
German Mini-Skeletthai Mini Skeleton Shark
Italian Skelopesce From "scheletro" (skeleton) and "pesce" (fish)
Spanish (NOE) Pequeño hueso Small bone


  1. ^ English Super Mario Galaxy entry on the official Mario Portal. Retrieved August 13, 2022. (Archived August 12, 2022, 23:39:09 UTC via
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy section, page 127.
  3. ^ Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, page 127