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"I caught a crawfish! Check out those pincers!" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
"I caught a crawfish! Stick that in your craw!" —Wild World
"I caught a crawfish! Don't pinch me!" —City Folk
"I caught a crawfish! Watch those pinchers!" —New Leaf
"I caught a crawfish! Or else it's a lobster and I'm a giant!" —New Horizons
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Scientific name Procambarus clarkii
Family Cambaridae - Crayfish
Time of year April to Mid-September
Time of day All day
Location Holding Pond
Size 12.2 cm
Shadow size Small
Rarity Common
Rare (Pocket Camp)
Selling price 200 Bells
250 Bells (PAL Wild World)
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Crawfish (ザリガニ, Zarigani) is a common crustacean found in the Holding Pond from April to the middle of September, found at any time of the day. Despite its crustacean species, it is classified as a fish. It is worth 200 Bells.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

Blathers makes these statements when the Crawfish is donated to the museum.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"This diminutive fellow is a relative of the lobster. It's pincers are small, but distressingly powerful, wot? Indeed, it delights in a little pinchy-pinchy, eh wot? We'll take pains to ensure our mutual safety."

In Wild World[edit]

"You'll find these little fellows in many pots across the southlands, I imagine. I've personally never sampled one. They look rather... insect-ish. Blech."

In City Folk[edit]

"...I don't do particularly well when around crawfish. I mean, really. Look at it. It's like a wretched insect! And those legs... Did you notice all those wiggly legs? All the better to revolt me. Hoo, and the vulgar belly, all segmented and buglike. Absolutely abhorrent!"

It can be found in the middle-left tank in City Folk.

In New Leaf[edit]

"These shrimp relatives are usually found in ponds and rivers, typically making them easy to catch. The reason for this strange habitat is that crawfish are plentiful and will eat just about anything. Eating plant material makes their bodies red, but only eating fish and meat will turn their bodies blue. A red color indicates they are eating a healthy and balanced diet, so red is the ideal for the species."

In New Horizons[edit]

"Ohoo! So you have found a crawfish. Neither crab nor lobster, crawfish evolved in an interesting manner. Beware their fearsome pinchy pinchers! Behold their many legs! I say! It is a big bug-like, eh wot...The more I look at it, the more unsettled I feel... Let's be done with this and never speak of it again, shall we?"

Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Crawfish WW.png ''When threatened, they cut their legs off, but these grow back when they molt."
  • Size- 11.9 cm
  • Habitat- Ponds
  • Season- Spring and summer

City Folk[edit]

Crawfish (City Folk).png ''These lobster relatives are known to propagate quickly."
  • Size- About 12 cm
  • Habitat- Ponds
  • Season- Spring to fall

Further information[edit]

A real life crawfish.
  • The crawfish featured in Animal Crossing (Procambarus clarkii), is a member of one of the three largest freshwater crawfish. There are other names other than crawfish, such as crayfish, crawdads, and crawldads, known around the world in their respected territories. Crawdads are used in Louisiana's famous French Quarter as food.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Cangrejo de río Literally, "river crab".
French Ecrevisse