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Mantis shrimp
シャコ Shako
Mantis shrimp
New Leaf
Location Price
Bottom of the Ocean 1,250 Bells
Size Shadow size
About 6 inches Small, erratic
Time of year Time of day
All year 4pm - 9am
Scientific name Oratosquilla oratoria
Family Order Stomatopoda
Appearances NL
Regional names Flag of Italy small Cicala di mare
Flag of France small Crevette-mante
Flag of Spain Langosta mantis
"I got a mantis shrimp! Pray on someone else, ya shrimp!" —New Leaf

The mantis shrimp is a benthic, aquatic life form found at the bottom of the sea. 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 creature.

"Mantis shrimp have long, sickle-shaped legs and thick carapaces covering both their bodies and tails. They strike captured prey with claws powerful enough to crack the shells of even the toughest crabs. They are a popular dish with fans of seafood, though females with eggs are worth more than males."

Encyclopedia Information

New Leaf

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Mantis shrimp
"I got a mantis shrimp! Pray on someone else, ya shrimp!"
Size About 6 inches
Time Night-Day
Season All year


Further information

Main article: Mantis shrimp on Wikipedia

The mantis shrimp or Stomapods, is a species of marine crustacean that typically grows between 6-12 inches (15-30 cm) in length. The spiecies in the game appears to be Squilla mantis, wich make their home in the Mediterranian Sea, and the Easter Atlantic Ocean. They have gone by nicknames such as "sea locust", "prawn killers", and "thumb splitters". 

Deep-Sea Creatures
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Deep-sea creatures
AbaloneAcorn barnacleChambered nautilusClamEar shellFlatwormGiant isopodHorsehair crabHorseshoe crabLobsterMantis shrimpOctopusOysterPearl oysterRed king crabSea anemoneSea cucumberSea grapesSea slugSea starSea urchinSeaweedScallopSnow crabSpider crabSpiny lobsterSpotted garden eelSweet shrimpTiger prawnTurban shell
Deep-Sea CreaturesDivingOceanTropical Seas

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