Tiger prawn

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Artwork of Tiger prawn
Real-world info
Name: Marsupenaeus japonicus
Family: Penaeidae
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Crevette tigrée
 Langostino tigre
 Gambero black tiger
 Тигровая креветка
 Crevette tigrée
 Langostino tigre

The tiger prawn 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 tiger prawn was added in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update in July 2020, where it appears from 4 PM to 9 AM as a small, medium-speed shadow from summer to early fall.

It also appears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as a fish.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


Tiger prawn
"I got a tiger prawn! I can sell it at a prawn shop!"

Time of year Jun – Sep
All year (Tortimer Island)
Time of day 4 PM – 9 AM
Peak times N/A
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Uniform
Sea creature size 20 cm
Selling price  1,600 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

In Pocket Camp[edit]


Tiger prawn

Event availability None
Location Saltwater Shores
Shadow size Small
Fish size 18.0 cm - 20.5 cm
Rarity ★★
Catch rate 4.7702%
Selling price  300 Bells
Request reward  1,500 Bells, 3 Heart PC Icon.png Friendship Points
Fortune Cookie (20%), Bronze Treats (30%)

In New Horizons[edit]


Tiger prawn
"I got a tiger prawn! I ain't lion!"

Time of year North: Jun – Sep
South: Dec – Mar
Time of day 4 PM – 9 AM
Shadow size Small
Shadow movement Medium
Spawn requirement Catch 20 total sea creatures
Selling price  3,000 Bells
Furniture size 1.0 x 1.0

Use in cooking[edit]

Tiger prawn is used as a cooking ingredient in the cooking recipes for the following items:

Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

# Item Image Type Buy price Available from Materials
823 Seafood ajillo seafood ajillo Savory Not for sale  Any villager
Tiger prawn
844 Seafood pizza seafood pizza Savory Not for sale  Any villager
Tiger prawn
Manila clam
Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing New Horizons, compiled and edited by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

After the player donates a tiger prawn to the museum, the tiger prawn can be found in the large pool in the first room of the sea exhibit, along with many other species of sea creatures. It is found in the corner near the big rock close to the entrance of the large saltwater exhibit. The exhibit has this to say about the tiger prawn:

"These shrimp inhabit shallow areas of the sea and are nocturnal, hiding under sand during the day. By night, they go out and hunt shellfish before returning to the safety of their sand. Unlike other shrimp they don't carry their eggs around with them in their abdomen. They are famous for being a tasty variety of shrimp and are perfect for tempura and sushi."

In New Horizons[edit]

"The tiger prawn is a hearty crustacean found in many places around the world. Named for the stripes on its exoskeleton, it molts out of this shell as it grows in size. If only I could acquire a larger home with such ease! But do you know what I find even more fascinating? The tiger prawn's legs! It has five pairs of swimming legs, five pairs of walking legs, and three pairs of limbs it eats with! How, might I ask, does it not trip over its own 26 feet?"

Fishing Tourney[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

During a Fishing Tourney, when given a tiger prawn, Chip will not score the sea creature but will say the following:

"Now tiger prawns. Sashimi... Tempura... Grilled... Fried... Cook 'em however you like! As for me, I usually just swallow 'em whole! YUUUM!"


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese クルマエビ
Japanese tiger prawn, lit. "wheel prawn"

Korean 보리새우
Prawn, lit. "barley shrimp"

Simplified Chinese 日本对虾
rìběn duìxiā / rìběn nángduìxiā
Japanese tiger prawn, lit. "Japanese prawn" / "Japanese pocket prawn"

Traditional Chinese 日本囊對蝦

Russian Тигросая креветка
Tigrosaya krevetka
Tiger shrimp

Dutch Tijgergarnaal Tiger shrimp

German Kuruma-Garnele Kuruma shrimp (from Japanese name)

European Spanish Langostino tigre Tiger prawn

European French Crevette tigrée Tiger shrimp

Italian Gambero black tiger Giant tiger prawn, lit. "Black tiger shrimp"