Spiny Lobster

From Nookipedia, the Animal Crossing wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Spiny Lobster
Spiny Lobster NH.png
Real-world info
Name: Panulirus interruptus
Family: Palinuridae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese イセエビ
Simplified Chinese 伊势龙虾
French Langouste
Spanish Langosta espinosa
Italian Aragosta mediterranea
Russian Колючий лангуст

Korean 닭새우
Traditional Chinese 伊勢龍蝦
Quebec French Langouste
Latin American Spanish Langosta espinosa
German Languste
Dutch Langoest

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?"

Time of Year Sep 16 - Dec
Time of Day 9 PM - 4 AM
Peak Times N/A
Shadow Size Large
Shadow Movement Erratic
Sea Creature Size 30 cm
Rarity Rare
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3000 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


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")

This article about a species is a stub. You can help Nookipedia by expanding it.