Snow Crab

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Snow Crab
 
Japanese ズワイガニ Korean 대게 Chinese 松叶蟹
French Crabe des neiges Italian Granchio della neve Spanish Cangrejo de nieve
German Schneekrabbe Dutch Sneeuwkrab Russian Краб-стригун
Snow Crab NH.png
Scientific name Chionoecetes opilio
Family Oregoniidae
Time of year November to April
Time of day All day
Location Sea
Size 30cm
Shadow size Large
Shadow movement Uniform
Selling price 4,000 Bells
Main Appearances

As fish:

As sea creature:

Other Appearances


The Snow Crab (ズワイガニ, Zuwaigani) is a type of sea creature in the Animal Crossing series, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Snow Crab was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


In Pocket Camp[edit]

#86

Snow Crab

Event Availability None
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow Size Large
Fish Size 31.1 cm - 40.8 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch Rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1,500 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 (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]

#26

Snow Crab
"I got a snow crab! It's giving me the cold shoulder."

Time of Year North: Nov – Apr
South: May – Oct
Time of Day All day
Shadow Size Large
Shadow Movement Fast
Rarity
Total Catches* 40
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 6000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

After the player donates a Snow Crab to the museum, it can be found in the large pool in the first room of the sea exhibit, along with the other crab species. The exhibit has this to say about the snow crab: "Snow crabs live in the 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."

In New Horizons[edit]

"The snow crab truly lives up to its name, wot wot. They are most often found in cold northern seas. Some have even been discovered living in the Arctic Ocean! Indeed, snow crab prefer to live in deep water that never gets more than three degrees above freezing. Hooooo. Just thinking about their icy environs is giving me the chills!"

Further information[edit]

A blue snow crab

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. Small Wikipedia logo.png More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ズワイガニ
zuwai-gani
Snow crab


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