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|Bottom of the Ocean||4,000 Bells|
|About 9 inches||Medium, slow|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|November to April||All day|
|Scientific name||Erimacrus isenbeckii|
|Regional names|| Granchio horsehair |
- "I got a horsehair crab! Because I combed the ocean floor!" —New Leaf
Donation to the museum
In New Leaf
"Horsehair crabs get their name from their spiky hairs, which can hurt, though they have soft shells. They inhabit the bottom of fairly shallow waters, with their biggest predator being the octopus. They camouflage themselves by putting dirt on their hair so they don't stand out in the sand. Their shells house a tasty portion of innards, so this species is a favorite of those who enjoy crab."
- Main article: Horsehair crab on Wikipedia
The horsehair crab, Erimacrus isenbeckii, (Japanese: ケガニ kegani), is a species of crab which is found in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean and is frequently used in Japanese cuisine.