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"I got a spider crab! Who'd put spiders in the ocean?" —Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Spider Crab
Giant Spider Crab
Scientific name Macrocheira kaempferi
Family Inachidae
Time of year March to April
Time of day All Day
Size
Shadow size Very Large Seafloor (Slow moving)
Rarity Rare
Sale price 10,000 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Regional names
Species #
Animal Forest Not Present
Animal Crossing Not Present
Dōbutsu no Mori e+ Not Present
Animal Crossing: Wild World Not Present
Animal Crossing: City Folk Not Present
Animal Crossing: New Leaf 25


The spider crab is a rare deep-sea creature found at the bottom of the sea in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is indicated by a circular shadow, and diving is the only way of capturing it.

Donation to the Museum

In New Leaf

In New Leaf an information board in the aquarium will list information about this fish.

"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."

Encyclopedia Information

New Leaf

HNI 00272

Gallery

Further information

The Giant Spider Crab
Spider Crab

A Giant Spider Crab in real life

has the longest leg span of any arthropod and is also the largest crab in the world. They are mostly found on the southern coast of Honshu, Japan, however they have been seen in more northern regions of Japan and in Taiwan. They move into shallow waters during the spring; at this time it is illegal to fish them in Japan. Their planktonic larvae do not look anything like their parents and growth rate is dependent on temperature, taking between 54-72 days to mature at around 12-15 Celsius (54-59 Fahrenheit).
Deep-Sea Creatures
Navigation Deep-Sea Creatures | Diving | Project Home | Rarity
Categories Benthic
Locations Ocean | Tropical Seas
Ocean Creatures Abalone | Acorn Barnacle | Clam | Ear Shell | Flatworm | Giant Spider Crab | Horsehair Crab | Horseshoe Crab | Lobster | Mantis Shrimp | Octopus | Oyster | Pearl Oyster | Red King Crab | Sea Anemone | Sea Cucumber | Sea Grapes | Sea Slug | Sea Star | Sea Urchin | Seaweed | Scallop | Snow Crab | Spiny Lobster | Sweet Shrimp | Tiger Prawn
Tropical Sea Creatures Abalone | Acorn Barnacle | Chambered Nautilus | Clam | Ear Shell | Flatworm | Giant Isopod | Giant Spider Crab | Horsehair Crab | Horseshoe Crab | Lobster | Mantis Shrimp | Octopus | Red King Crab | Sea Anemone | Sea Cucumber | Sea Grapes | Sea Slug | Sea Star | Sea Urchin | Seaweed | Scallop | Snow Crab | Spiny Lobster | Spotted Garden Eel | Sweet Shrimp | Tiger Prawn | Turban Shell

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