Mitten Crab

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Mitten Crab
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Scientific name Eriocheir sinensis
Family Varunidae
Time of year September 16 to November
Time of day 4 PM to 9 AM
Location River
Size 8 cm
Shadow size Small
Rarity Rare
Selling price 2,000 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

"I caught a mitten crab! I'm smitten, crab!" –New Leaf

The Mitten Crab (シャンハイガニ, Shanhaigani) is a type of fish that can be found in the river introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It can be found starting on September 16 and all throughout November between 4 PM and 9 AM. It can be sold for 2000 Bells.

Donating to the Museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

After being donated to the museum, the mitten crab can be found in the left room inside the third tank. The exhibit has this to say about the Mitten Crab:

"Officially known as the mitten crab, they also go by the name "shanghai crab." They are commonly used in Chinese dishes, which is how most people become familiar with them. Their breeding habits are the complete opposite of salmon in that they hatch in the ocean first. They move up rivers when they reach adult size, returning to the ocean in order to spawn."

Further Information[edit]

A real-life mitten crab

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Crabe Chinois