|Bottom of the Ocean||650 Bells|
|4.70 inches||Small, erratic|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|September 16th to February||4pm-9am|
|Scientific name||Pandalus borealis|
|Regional names|| Gamberetto boreale |
- "I got a sweet shrimp! Blech. Not sweet until cooked." —New Leaf
The sweet shrimp 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 it.
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In New Leaf
"Also called "northern shrimp," they have a life span of about 5 years, in which they are male for half. After that time, the shrimps change genders and become females, a rather unique feature of the species. The females are a popular sashimi dish, but they don't instantly have their characteristic sweetness. That sweetness actually comes out after they're left to sit for a day, making them a dish of patience."
Pandalus borealis, Pandalus nipponensis and Pandalus eous are all named sweet shrimp or Amaebi in Japan.