|Bottom of the Ocean||4,000 Bells|
|14.10 inches||Large, slow|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|November to April||All day|
|Scientific name||Chionoecetes japonicus|
|Regional names|| Granchio della neve |
Crabe des neiges
- "I got a snow crab! 'Sno problem, really!" —New Leaf
The snow crab is a benthic animal found at the bottom of the sea. It is indicated by a circular shadow. Diving is the only way of capturing the snow crab.
Donation to the museum
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
"Snow crabs live in the deep sea and are know mostly as a highly prized winter delicacy. When cooked, the typically dark-red shell turns to the beautiful bright-red color most commonly seen. They have a life span of 20 years and gradually grow bigger while periodically molting. If a leg is lost, it will grow back when molting occurs. The female is about half the size of the male."
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- Main article: Snow crab on Wikipedia
Chionoecetes is a genus of crabs that live in the northern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
Other names for crabs in this genus include "queen crab" (in Canada) and "spider crab" – they are known by different names in different areas of the world. The generic name Chionoecetes means snow (χιών, chion) inhabitant (οιχητης, oiketes); opilio means shepherd, and C. opilio is the primary species referred to as snow crab. Marketing strategies, however, employ snow crab for anything in the genus Chionoecetes.