Saw Shark

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Saw Shark
Saw Shark NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Pristiophorus japonicus
(Japanese saw shark)

Family: Pristiophoridae (saw sharks)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ノコギリザメ
Simplified Chinese 锯鲨
French Requin scie
Spanish Pez sierra
Italian Squalo sega
Russian Акула-пилонос

Korean 톱상어
Traditional Chinese 鋸鯊
Quebec French Requin-scie
Latin American Spanish Pez sierra
German Sägehai
Dutch Zaaghaai

The Saw Shark (ノコギリザメ, Nokogirizame) is a fish that can be found in the sea from June until September from 4 PM to 9 AM in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It has a large shadow with a fin and can be sold for 12,000 Bells.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Saw Shark
"I caught a saw shark! And it didn't even see me coming!"

Time of Year Jun - Sep
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of Day 4 PM - 9 AM
Peak Times N/A
Location Sea
Tortimer Island
Shadow Size Huge (with fin)
Fish Size 150 cm
Rarity Unknown
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 12000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 2.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Saw Shark

Event Availability Fishing Tourney: Poolside
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Sparkling
Fish Size 125.4 cm - 174.7 cm
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]


Saw Shark
"I caught a saw shark! You could call it a sea saw!"

Time of Year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of Day 4 PM – 9 AM
Location Sea
Shadow Size Large w/Fin
Total Catch 50
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 12000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 18000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

After the player has donated a Saw Shark to Blathers, it will appear in the section for fish and sea creatures, specifically in the large tank in the north-eastern room.

"Saw sharks got their name from their long head lined with spikelike teeth much like a chain-saw blade. Sensors located below their mouths detect prey as they press their flat bodies against the seabed to search. They will sometimes swing their 'saws' wildly amid a school of fish, catching any that are struck."

In New Horizons[edit]

"As you might expect from the name, the saw shark is a shark with the head that resembles a saw. This unusual appendage is used both to dig potential prey out of the sand and as a weapon against said prey. Given that, it seems like a more appropriate name would have been 'shovel-sword shark,' eh wot?"


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ノコギリザメ

Korean 톱상어

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
锯鲨 / 鋸鯊

Russian Акула-пилонос

Dutch Zaaghaai Sawshark

German Sägehai Saw shark

European Spanish Pez sierra Sawshark (lit. "saw fish")

European French Requin scie Saw shark

Quebec French Requin-scie Sawshark

Italian Squalo sega Sawshark