Horseshoe Crab

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Not to be confused with Horsehair Crab.
""I got a horseshoe crab! I hope it's lucky!"" —New Horizons
Horseshoe Crab
Horseshoe Crab NH.png
Scientific name
Unknown
Family
Limulidae
Months available July to September
Times available 9 PM to 4 AM
Location Sea
Size 40cm
Shadow size Medium
Sell price 1,500 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese カブトガニ
Simplified Chinese 
French Limule
Spanish Cangrejo herradura
Italian Granchio ferro di cavallo
Russian Мечехвост

Korean 투구게
Traditional Chinese 
Quebec French Limule
Latin American Spanish Cangrejo herradura
German Pfeilschwanzkrebs
Dutch Degenkrab


The Horseshoe Crab (カブトガニ, Kabutogani) is a type of sea creature in the Animal Crossing series, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

#29

Horseshoe Crab
"I got a horseshoe crab! Its luck has ran out!"

Times July - September: 9 PM - 4 AM
Peak Times -
Location Sea
Shadow Size Medium
Shadow Movement Uniform
Sea Creature Size 40 cm
Rarity
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]

#35

Horseshoe Crab

Event Availability Fishing Tourney: Pink Crystal
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Sparkling
Fish Size 31.9 cm - 48.1 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Event only.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png N/A Bells
Request Reward 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png N/A Bells

In New Horizons[edit]

#36

Horseshoe Crab
"I got a horseshoe crab! I hope it's lucky!"

Time of Year North: Jul – Sep
South: Jan – Mar
Time of Day 9 PM – 4 AM
Shadow Size Medium
Shadow Movement Medium
Rarity
Total Catches

*

20
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

After donating the Horseshoe Crab to the museum, it can be found in a large pool in the first room of the Sea exhibit, along with a number of other sea creatures. The exhibit has this to say about the Horseshoe Crab:

"Horseshoe crabs are called "living fossils," as they have not evolved since the age of the dinosaurs. Their back are covered by a hard shell, forming a simple silhouette with their flat backs and long tails. Though referred to as crabs, they're actually more closely related to spiders and scorpions.

In New Horizons[edit]

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

"Some might say it's good luck to catch a horseshoe crab. But I am NOT among them, eh wot! Though called a "crab," this beast is an arthropod and thus more akin to spiders and scorpions! Its long tail resembles a scorpion stinger, in fact! Though it's quite harmless, they say. A "living fossil," the horseshoe crab has been around since before the dinosaurs. With that tank-like shell, I suppose it WOULD be the one to survive. but what truly rattles me to the beak... During breeding season, horseshoe crabs crawl up on the beach and make nests together in the hundreds. HUNDREDS OF HORSESHOE CRABS! And with that I can say no more .

Unlike other sea creatures, the horseshoe crab is displayed in the freshwater fish area, in the bottom of the three river tanks alongside the Sturgeon.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese カブトガニ
kabuto-gani
Horseshoe crab (lit. "Kabuto helmet crab")

Korean 투구게
tuguge
Horseshoe crab

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
 / 
hòu
Horseshoe crab

Russian Мечехвост
Mechekhvost
Horseshoe crab

Dutch Degenkrab Horseshoe crab, lit. "épée crab"

German Pfeilschwanzkrebs Horseshoe crab

European Spanish Cangrejo herradura Horseshoe crab

European French Limule From family name

Italian Granchio ferro di cavallo Horseshoe crab