Crawfish

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"I caught a crawfish! Check out those pincers!" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
Crawfish
 
Japanese ザリガニ Korean 가재 Chinese 淡水龙虾
French Écrevisse Italian Gambero Spanish Cangrejo de río
German Flusskrebs Dutch Rode rivierkreeft Russian Рак
Crawfish NH.png
Scientific name Procambarus clarkii
(red swamp crawfish)
Family Cambaridae (cambarid crawfishes)
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.

Catch details[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

#11

Crawfish
"I caught a crawfish! Stick that in your craw!"

Description When threatened, they cut their legs off, but these grow back when they molt.
Times April - September: All Day
Peak Times April - May
Location Holding pond
Shadow Size Tiny
Fish Size 12 cm
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
PAL: 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 250 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In City Folk[edit]

#11

Crawfish
"I caught a crawfish! Don't pinch me!"

Description These lobster relatives are known to propagate quickly.
Times April - September: All Day
Peak Times
Location Holding pond
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size About 4.8 inches (12 cm)
Rarity
Selling Prices 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 250 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Leaf[edit]

#11

Crawfish
""I caught a crawfish! Watch those pinchers!""

Times April to Mid-September: All Day
Peak Times -
Location Holding pond
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size 12cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#25

Crawfish

Event Availability None
Location Lost Lure Creek
Shadow Size Tiny
Fish Size 10.0 cm - 14.0 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,000 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[edit]

#11

Crawfish
"I caught a crawfish! Or else it's a lobster, and I'm a giant!"

Time of Year North: Apr – Sep
South: Oct – Mar
Time of Day All day
Location Pond
Shadow Size Small
Rarity
Total Catch
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

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?"

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.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ザリガニ
Zarigani
Crawfish

Korean 가재
Gajae
Crawfish

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
淡水龙虾 / 淡水龍蝦
dànshuǐ lóngxiā
Crawfish (lit. "freshwater lobster")

Russian Рак
Rak
Crawfish

Dutch Rode rivierkreeft Red swamp crawfish (lit. red river lobster)

German Flusskrebs River crab

European Spanish Cangrejo de río Literally, "river crab".

European French Écrevisse Crawfish

Italian Gambero Shrimp