Mantis Shrimp

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Mantis Shrimp
Mantis Shrimp NH.png
Scientific name
Oratosquilla oratoria
Months available All year
Times available 4 pm to 9 am
Location Sea and Island
Shadow size Small
Sell price 1,250 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese シャコ
Simplified Chinese 虾蛄
French Crevette-mante
Spanish Langosta mantis
Italian Gambero mantide
Russian Рак-богомол

Korean 갯가재
Traditional Chinese 蝦蛄
Quebec French Crevette-mante
Latin American Spanish Langosta mantis
German Fangschreckenkrebs
Dutch Mantisgarnaal

The Mantis Shrimp (シャコ, Shako) is a type of sea creature (type of fish in Pocket Camp) in the Animal Crossing series, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

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

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Mantis Shrimp
"I got a mantis shrimp! Pray on someone else, ya shrimp!"

Times All year: 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak Times
Location Sea, Tortimer Island
Shadow Size Small
Shadow Movement Erratic
Sea Creature Size 12 cm
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,250 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Mantis Shrimp

Event Availability None
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Small
Fish Size 16.7 cm - 23.3 cm
Rarity ★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 200 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]


Mantis Shrimp
"I got a mantis shrimp! Shrimply amazing!"

Time of Year North: All year
South: All year
Time of Day 4 PM – 9 AM
Shadow Size Small
Shadow Movement Medium
Total Catches


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]

Once the player donates a Mantis Shrimp to the museum, it can be found in the large pool in the first room of the sea exhibit, along with many other species of sea creatures. It is found in the corner near the big rock close to the entrance of the large saltwater exhibit.

"Mantis shrimps have long, sickle-shaped legs and thick carapaces covering both their bodies and tails. They strike captured prey with claws powerful enough to crack the shells of even the toughest crabs. They are a popular dish with fans of seafood, though females with eggs are worth more than males."

In New Horizons[edit]

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

"Think carefully before you mock the mantis shrimp for its diminutive size. I warn you, it's itching for a fight! A pugilist through and through, this brightly hued fellow packs a punch unparalleled on land or sea. Not only are its forelimbs shaped like clubs and scythes, its arms are naturally spring-loaded too! Thus the mantis shrimp's high-speed blows crack open crab and oyster shells with ease. And should you grab it with your hands, you might discover why it's called "the thumb splitter" too!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese シャコ
Mantis shrimp. Closely related to Chinese name

Korean 갯가재
Oratosquilla oratoria

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
虾蛄 / 蝦蛄
 Mantis shrimp. Closely related to Japanese name.

Russian Рак-богомол
Oratosquilla oratoria

Dutch Mantisgarnaal Mantis shrimp

German Fangschreckenkrebs Mantis shrimp

European Spanish Langosta mantis Mantis shrimp

European French Crevette-mante Mantis shrimp

Italian Gambero mantide Mantis shrimp