Spiny Lobster

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Spiny Lobster
Japanese イセエビ Korean 닭새우 Chinese 伊势龙虾
French Langouste Italian Aragosta mediterranea Spanish Langosta espinosa
German Languste Dutch Langoest Russian Колючий лангуст
Spiny Lobster NH.png
Scientific name Panulirus interruptus
Family Palinuridae
Time of year September 16 to December
Time of day 9 pm to 4 am
Location Sea
Shadow size Large
Shadow movement Slow
Rarity Rare
Selling price 3,000 Bells
Main Appearances

As fish:

As sea creature:

Other Appearances

The Spiny Lobster (イセエビ, Ise-ebi) 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 Spiny Lobster was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Spiny Lobster
"I got a spiny lobster! Who would give lobsters SPINES?"

Times Mid-September - December: 9 PM - 4 AM
Peak Times
Location Sea
Shadow Size Large
Shadow Movement Erratic
Sea Creature Size 30 cm
Rarity Rare
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3,000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

In New Horizons[edit]


Spiny Lobster
"I got a spiny lobster! It's got a lot of backbone!"

Time of Year North: Oct – Dec
South: Apr – Jun
Time of Day 9 PM – 4 AM
Shadow Size Large
Shadow Movement Fast
Total Catches* 40
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 5000 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

After donating the Spiny Lobster to the museum, the player can see it in the huge tank in the first room. The aquarium gives this description.

"The representative species for all large lobsters, they've become a lasting symbol of longevity. They live between rocks in shallow waters with octopuses as their natural enemies. Only octopuses are capable of reaching in between the rocks with their long arms to catch them."

In New Horizons[edit]

"It is the spiny lobster's lengthy antennae that help set it apart from other lobsters. Those two antennae can grow twice as long as the lobster's own body! And what a clever crustacean it is, having found a way to use those antennae as a means of defense. When the spiny lobster senses danger, it rubs its antennae across its exoskeleton. The horrid screeching sound frightens predators away! If someone scratched nails across a chalkboard in your direction, I daresay you'd run too!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese イセエビ
Japanese spiny lobster (lit. "Lobster of Ise")

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