Red Snapper

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"I caught a red snapper! That was a snap! (I really have to stop saying things like that.)" —Animal Crossing (GCN)
"I caught a red snapper! Ooh, SNAP!" —Wild World
"I caught a red snapper! Snappity snap snap!" —City Folk
"I caught a red snapper! I just snapped it up!" —New Leaf
"I caught a red snapper! It looks pretty dapper!" —New Horizons
Red Snapper
Japanese タイ Korean 도미 Chinese 鲷鱼
French Vivaneau Italian Lutiano rosso Spanish Pargo rojo
German Kaiserschnapper Dutch Rode snapper Russian Красный луциан
Red Snapper NH.png
Scientific name Lutjanus campechanus
(northern red snapper)
Family Lutjanidae (red snappers)
Time of year All year
Time of day 4pm to 9am (Animal Crossing)
All day (Wild World onwards)
Location Ocean
Rarity Uncommon
Selling price 3,000 Bells
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

The Red Snapper (タイ, Tai) is an uncommon fish found in the ocean, which sells for 3,000 Bells. It can be found all year round. In New Leaf, it is used for the Fish Salad, Soup de Poisson and Red Snapper Poele recipes for the Harvest Festival.

Catch details[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]


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Event Availability None
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Medium
Fish Size 75.1 cm - 104.8 cm
Rarity ★★
Catch Rate 8.9118 %
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 100 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 (20%)

In New Horizons[edit]


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"I caught a red snapper! It looks pretty dapper!"

Time of Year North: All Year
South: All Year
Time of Day All day
Location Sea
Shadow Size Large
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4500 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

The Red Snapper can be donated to the museum by talking to Blathers, who will tell the player some information about the donation:

In Animal Crossing[edit]

"Snaptacular! Snaptastic! Sna... Er, snap... That is... Oh, bother! It wasn't particularly funny anyway. Please attempt to ignore my sorry lack of humor. Despite it, we will treat this fish with much care."

It can be found in the back, ocean tank in the aquarium.

In Wild World[edit]

"Relatively few places serve red snapper, but... ...I actually understand why. It's rather dry, and not at all flavorful, eh wot?"

It can be found in the back, ocean tank in the aquarium.

In City Folk[edit]

"Hoo, magnificent! Fine job, snapping up a red snapper! ...Hoo now? You didn't find that uproariously funny? In any case, right near the gills of this fish is a bone that actually looks just like the fish itself... Some cultures believe keeping one of these on you brings good luck. Good luck is a snap! Hoo!"

It can be found in the tank at the back of the aquarium, with other ocean fish.

In New Leaf[edit]

After donating the Red Snapper, the plaque near its aquarium will display the following information:

"Red snappers are gregarious fish that often form schools close to reefs and shipwrecks. They are a prized food fish, but because of demand, other species are often served as "red snapper." They usually live up to 50 years. The oldest recorded red snapper was thought to be 57."

It can be found in the ocean tank in the northeastern room of the fish and deep sea creatures section.

In New Horizons[edit]

When asked about the fish, Blathers will say the following:

"'Red snapper' is the common name of dozens of fish species, and I wonder why it is so popular. Are there so many types of fish that are both a shade of red and have a tendency to snap? Where there no other names? What about 'burgundy biter'? 'Garnet grasper'? 'Puce pincher'?"

The Red Snapper can be found in the tunnel ocean fish tank in the aquarium.

Encyclopedia information[edit]

Wild World[edit]

Red Snapper WW.png ''Their red color comes from their shrimp diet."
  • Size- 2.9 feet
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- All year

City Folk[edit]

Red snapper (City Folk).png ''These will eat almost anything and can live up to 20 years."
  • Size- About 90 cm
  • Habitat- Ocean
  • Season- All year

Further information[edit]

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The red snapper, or Lutjanus campechanus, is a type of reef fish found in the Gulf of Mexico. It is Latin American and original name is Pargo, which some people may recognize it as. They can be caught up to 90 m (300 ft) below the surface of the water, and prefer to swim near the bottom in reefs, ridges, and even offshore oil rigs and shipwrecks! It shares its looks with other snapper fish, with the sloped profile of its body (between the mouth to the top of its head). However, it lacks prominent upper canine teeth found in other snapper fish but has sharp, needle like teeth in their place. They are a commercial fish as well as a recreational fish, making it somewhat overfished. This is reflected in red snapper sales in the US, which most are in fact different species of snapper fish, just mislabeled. It can live up to 50 years of age.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese タイ
(usually refers to the red seabream)

Korean 도미

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
鲷鱼 / 鯛魚

Russian Красный луциан
Krasnyj lutsian
Red snapper

Dutch Rode snapper Red snapper

German Kaiserschnapper Emperor snapper

European Spanish Pargo rojo Red Snapper

European French Vivaneau Snapper

Italian Colisa
Lutiano rosso (New Horizons)
Red Snapper