Gazami crab

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Artwork of gazami crab
Real-world info
Name: Portunus trituberculatus
Family: Portunidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Crabe gazami
 Cangrejo gazami
 Granchio gazami
 Crabe gazami
 Cangrejo gazami
 Japanse blauwe krab

The gazami crab is a type of sea creature introduced in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1.3.0 Free Summer Update in July 2020. It appears from all day long as a medium-sized, medium-speed shadow from summer to the end of fall.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


Gazami crab
"I got a gazami crab! What a gripping find!"

Time of year North: Jun – Nov
South: Dec – May
Time of day All day
Shadow size Medium
Shadow movement Medium
Spawn requirement Catch 20 total sea creatures
Selling price  2,200 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

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

"The gazami crab may be better known by its more descriptive name...the Japanese blue crab. It gets its name from the blue tint sometimes found on its shell and legs. Its paddle-like rear legs are what help it swim freely and quickly through the water. Of course, this gazami crab couldn't swim quickly enough to get away from you!"

The gazami crab is found alongside with the octopus within the large aquarium that's located in the room in front of the main fish exhibit.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ガザミ
Etymology unknown

Korean 꽃게
Gazami crab, lit. "flower crab"

Simplified Chinese 梭子蟹
suōzixiè / sānyóu suōzixiè
Gazami crab. Lit. "weaving shuttle crab" / "three-wart weaving shuttle crab" (from species name)

Traditional Chinese 三疣梭子蟹

Russian Газами-краб

Dutch Japanse blauwe krab Japanese blue crab

German Gazami-Krabbe -

European Spanish Cangrejo gazami -

European French Crabe gazami -

Italian Granchio gazami -