Spider Crab

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Spider Crab
Artwork of Spider Crab
Real-world info
Name: Macrocheira kaempferi
Family: Inachidae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Crabe-araignée géant
 Crabe-araignée géant
 Cangrejo gigante japonés
 Cangrejo gigante japonés
 Granchio gig. del Giappone

The Spider Crab is a sea creature (fish in Pocket Camp) in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

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

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Spider Crab
"I got a spider crab! Who'd put spiders in the ocean?"

Time of year Mar – Apr
Time of day All day
Peak times N/A
Shadow size Very large
Shadow movement Uniform
Sea creature size 120 cm
Rarity Rare
Selling price  10,000 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 2.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Spider Crab

Event availability Cool Crustacean Goals
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow size Very large
Fish size 101.3 cm – 139.7 cm
Rarity ★★★
Catch rate Cannot be caught at this time.
Selling price  3,000 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]


Spider Crab
"I got a spider crab! Water bugs can rest easy."

Time of year North: Mar – Apr
South: Sep – Oct
Time of day All day
Shadow size Very large
Shadow movement Very fast
Spawn requirement Catch 80 total sea creatures
Selling price  12,000 Bells
Furniture size 2.0 x 2.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

The information board in the aquarium will list information about this sea creature:

"Known for their long legs, adult male spider crabs can have leg spans of over three yards. This actually makes them the largest species of crab in the world. They are thought to have lived in ocean bottoms for tens of millions of years without changing shape. Their vivid-orange bodies feature white spots, making their coloration truly beautiful."

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"Hoooot hooot, I do so hope to not hyperventilate as I regale you with the spider crab's qualities. But I would be remiss if I did not point out that this, the largest crab on earth...looks like a GIANT SPIDER! Arachnophobia aside...this crab is a magnificent creature to be sure. Though they can grow up to 12 feet from claw to claw and weigh up to 40 pounds, they're said to be docile. In fact, these gentle giants love to hide, attaching seaweed and sponges to their shell as camouflage. My feathers, if only I could unsee the SPIDER in the spider crab...I'm sure I'd find it charming as can be."

The Spider Crab is located in the deep sea tank in the museum.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese タカアシガニ
Long-leg crab

European Spanish Cangrejo gigante japonés Japanese giant crab