Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Not to be confused with Barnacle Boy.

Bob Barnacle is a famous snail photographer and owner of a Snail Rescue Center. He appears in the episode "Sanctuary!"


He is a light green fish with pale-green lips, large cheekbones, brown hair, bushy eyebrows, and blue-striped lime dorsal fins. He wears a dark blue suit with a light orange turtleneck, blue pants, and black shoes.

Role in episode

He explains to SpongeBob that the snails all came from a hole in his fence in his snail center and he is there to help them and SpongeBob.

At the end of the episode, he takes the snails back to his shelter. He even takes Patrick, even though he is not a snail; he just pretended to be one.


  • He is a caricature of his voice actor, Bob Barker, who was known for hosting the CBS game show The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history. He is also known for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974. Known for being an animal rights activist, his popular sign off, "have your pets spayed or neutered" was said at the end of the episode.