Saw Shark

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Saw Shark
Artwork of Saw Shark
Real-world info
Name: Pristiophorus japonicus
(Japanese saw shark)

Family: Pristiophoridae (saw sharks)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Requin scie
 Pez sierra
 Squalo sega
 Pez sierra

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 (finned)
Fish size 150 cm
Selling price  12,000 Bells
Furniture 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  N/A Bells
Request reward  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 Very large (finned)
Spawn requirement Catch 50 total fish
Selling prices  Nook's Cranny 12,000 Bells
 C.J. 18,000 Bells
Furniture 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]

When donating to Blathers or selecting "Tell me about this!" in New Horizons, he will provide the following information about the fish:

"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