- Not to be confused with Snackeral.
|First appearance||Super Mario Bros. Wonder (2023)|
Smackerels are enemies that appear in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. They resemble flounders, being flat fish enemies with both eyes on the same side of their body, albeit with large, sharp-toothed jaws. Smackerels solely appear in the level Leaping Smackerel, where they burrow through the sand, periodically jumping out vertically to attack the player character. During the Wonder Effect of the level, a giant Smackerel appears, which is able to bite through part of the level to help the player collect Wonder Tokens.
Their name is a portmanteau of "smack" (most likely the verb referring to the sound of lips parting in anticipation of food or kissing) and "mackerel".
Names in other languages
|Possibly from「海底」(hǎidǐ, "seabed" in Chinese), the English word "hide", and「デーン」(dēn, a comical onomatopoeia used to represent something dramatic happening)|
|Transliteration of the Japanese name|
|French||Limange||Portmanteau of "limande" (dab) and "manger" (to eat)|
|Italian||Sfondalone||Portmanteau of "sfondare" (to break through) and possibly "pesciolone" (big fish)|
|Pun on "넙적" (neobjeok, flat) and possibly "쩍쩍" (jjeok-jjeok, onomatopoeia for crunching), with the nominalizing suffix "~이" (-i)|
|Portuguese (NOA)||Linguiado||From "linguado" (flounder) and "guiado" (guided)|
|Portuguese (NOE)||Perseguiçolha||Portmanteau of "perseguir" (to pursue) and "solha" (flatfish)|
|Portmanteau of "камбала" (kambala, flatfish) and "ням" (nyam, nom)|
|Spanish||Soterraballo||Portmanteau of "soterrar" (to bury) and "rodaballo" (turbot)|