Horsehair crab

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Not to be confused with the horseshoe crab.

Horsehair Crab NL Icon.png Horsehair crab  
Artwork of horsehair crab
Real-world info
Name: Erimacrus isenbeckii
Family: Cheiragonidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 crabe velu
 cangrejo peludo
 granchio horsehair
 crabe velu
 cangrejo peludo

The horsehair crab (ケガニ, Kegani) is a type of sea creature (type of fish in Pocket Camp) in the Animal Crossing series, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Horsehair crab
"I got a horsehair crab! Because I combed the ocean floor!"

Time of year Nov – Apr
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Shadow size Medium
Shadow movement Uniform
Sea creature size 24 cm
Selling price  4,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Horsehair crab

Event availability Fishing Tourney #9
Cool Crustacean Goals
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow size Medium
Fish size 25.1 cm - 34.9 cm
Rarity ★★
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time
Selling price  300 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

"Horsehair crabs get their name from their spiky hairs, which can hurt, though they have soft shells. They inhabit the bottom of fairly shallow waters, with their biggest predator being the octopus. They camouflage themselves by putting dirt on their hair so they don't stand out in the sand. Their shells house a tasty portion of innards, so this species is a favorite of those who enjoy crab."

Fishing Tourney[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

During a Fishing Tourney, when given a horsehair crab, Chip will not score the sea creature but will say the following:

"Hmm. Horsehair crab meat is obviously tasty, but man, those crab innards are REALLY good too! Well, anyway, I'll just swallow it all in one bite! Saves time! YUM!"