Spider Crab

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Spider Crab
Spider Crab NH.png
Scientific name
Macrocheira kaempferi
Months available March to April
Times available All day
Location Sea
Size 120 cm
Shadow size Very large
Rarity Rare
Sell price 10,000 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese タカアシガニ
Simplified Chinese 高脚蟹
French Crabe-araignée géant
Spanish Cangrejo gigante japonés
Italian Granchio gig. del Giappone
Russian Краб-паук

Korean 키다리게
Traditional Chinese 高腳蟹
Quebec French Crabe-araignée géant
Latin American Spanish Cangrejo gigante japonés
German Riesenkrabbe
Dutch Reuzenkrab

The Spider Crab (タカアシガニ, Takaashigani) is a sea creature (fish in Pocket Camp) in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Spider Crab was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details

In New Leaf


Spider Crab
"I got a spider crab! Who'd put spiders in the ocean?"

Times Mar – Apr: All day
Peak Times Unknown
Location Sea
Shadow Size Very large
Shadow Movement Uniform
Sea Creature Size 120 cm
Rarity Rare
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 2.0

In Pocket Camp


Spider Crab

Event Availability Cool Crustacean Goals
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Very Large
Fish Size 101.3 cm – 139.7 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons


Spider Crab
"I got a spider crab! Water bugs can rest easy."

Time of Year North: Mar – Apr
South: Sep – Oct
Time of Day All day
Shadow Size X-Large
Shadow Movement Very fast
Total Catches


Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 12000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 2.0

Donating to the museum

In New Leaf

The information board in the aquarium will list information about this sea creature:

"Known for their long legs, adult male spider crabs can have leg spans of over three yards. This actually makes them the largest species of crab in the world. They are thought to have lived in ocean bottoms for tens of millions of years without changing shape. Their vivid-orange bodies feature white spots, making their coloration truly beautiful."

In New Horizons

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"Hoooot hooot, I do so hope to not hyperventilate as I regale you with the spider crab's qualities. But I would be remiss if I did not point out that this, the largest crab on earth...looks like a GIANT SPIDER! Arachnophobia aside...this crab is a magnificent creature to be sure. Though they can grow up to 12 feet from claw to claw and weigh up to 40 pounds, they're said to be docile. In fact, these gentle giants love to hide, attaching seaweed and sponges to their shell as camouflage. My feathers, if only I could unsee the SPIDER in the spider crab...I'm sure I'd find it charming as can be."

The Spider Crab is located in the deep sea tank in the museum.

Names in other languages

Japanese タカアシガニ
Long-leg crab