|Scientific name||Chionoecetes opilio|
|Time of year||November to April|
|Time of day||All day|
|Selling price||4,000 Bells|
In New Leaf
After the player donates a snow crab to the museum, it can be found in the large pool in the first room of the Ocean exhibit, along with many other species of deep sea creatures. It can be found along with the other crab species. The exhibit has this to say about the snow crab: "Snow crabs live in the deep sea and are known mostly as a highly prized winter delicacy. When cooked, the typically dark-red shell turns to the beautiful bright-red color most commonly seen. They have a life span of 20 years and gradually grow bigger while periodically molting. If a leg is lost, it will grow back when molting occurs. The female is about half the size of the male."
The snow crab is a crustacean native to shelf depths in the northwest Atlantic Ocean and north Pacific Ocean. They eat other invertebrates in the bottom of the sea, such as other crustaceans, bivalves (mollusks), and polychaetes (worms), as well as fish and, in times, themselves. They can grow up to 16.5 cm for males and 9.5 cm for females.
More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.
|Deep sea creatures|