Spider Crab

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Spider Crab
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Spider Crab NH.png
Scientific name Macrocheira kaempferi
Family Inachidae
Time of year March to April
Time of day All day
Location Sea
Size 120 cm
Shadow size Very large
Shadow movement Slow
Rarity Rare
Selling price 10,000 Bells
Main Appearances

As fish:

As sea creature:

Other Appearances

The Spider Crab (タカアシガニ, Takaashigani) is a sea creature (fish in Pocket Camp) in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


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

Times Mar – Apr: All day
Peak Times Unknown
Location Sea
Shadow Size Very large
Shadow Movement Uniform
Sea Creature Size 120 cm
Rarity Unknown
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 10,000 Bells
Tank 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 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 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]


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 Huge
Shadow Movement Very fast
Total Catches* 80
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 12,000 Bells
Tank Size 3.0 x 3.0

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."