Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Meep. Meep.
— Anchovies, Various episodes

Anchovies are a large group of fish that make many appearances in the series. Most anchovies are usually classified as very thin fish with large chins, eyes on top of their heads, and lack a dorsal fin.


The most well known anchovies presented in the series are Incidental 114, Incidental 115, Incidental 30, Incidental 30A, and Octavius Rex.

Most of the “Teen” incidentals that debuted in "The Chaperone" are anchovies. All the male "Teen" incidentals are well-dressed anchovies with hair and two female “Teen” incidentals (Teen 9 and Teen 13) are also anchovies as well.

They usually only say, "meep" and occasionally use English. Some of them are in the Jellyspotters, where they annoy Kevin C. Cucumber, often by repeating a "wah wah wah" sound in the episode "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic." They first appear in the pilot episode "Help Wanted," where they flood and almost completely destroy the Krusty Krab in pursuit of Krabby Patties.

In The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, they are shown greeting SpongeBob and Patrick as the two enter Atlantic City. They offer the duo cotton candy, ice cream, and churros. In this film, not only do they speak in full sentence, but they also have a British accent.

They appear in Bikini Bottom often as citizens, but in the episodes "Help Wanted," "The Play's the Thing," and "Accidents Will Happen" and the online game Anchovy Feeding Frenzy, they appear in large, ravenous groups that will stop at nothing. They are known to attack if not pleased. They are often background characters, but in some episodes they have more major roles.

Communication system

The language of anchovies is very unique. They usually only say "meep," except for the episode "I'm Your Biggest Fanatic," where they are able to say a few other things. Some anchovies are able to talk normally without saying, "meep" at all.

Known anchovies