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|Bottom of the Ocean||1,600 Bells|
|Around 8 in.||Small and slow|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|June to September||4pm-9am|
|Scientific name||Penaeus monodon|
|Regional names|| Gambero black tiger |
- "I got a tiger prawn! I can sell it at a prawn shop!" —New Leaf
The tiger prawn is a benthic animal found at the bottom of the sea. It is indicated by a circular shadow. Diving is the only way to capture it. Because of their low rarity and decent price, it is possible to obtain large amounts of Bells by selling these alone.
Donation to the museum
In New Leaf
"These shrimp inhabit shallow areas of the sea and are nocturnal, hiding under sand during the day. By night, they go out and hunt shellfish before returning to the safety of their sand. Unlike other shrimp, they don't carry their eggs around with them in their abdomen. They are famous for being a tasty variety of shrimp and are perfect for tempura and sushi."
- Main article: Tiger prawn on Wikipedia
A tiger prawn's natural distribution is the Indo-Pacific, ranging from the eastern coast of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, as far as Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, and northern Australia. Females can reach about 33 cm (13 in) long, but are typically 25–30 cm (10–12 in) long and weight 200–320 g (7–11 oz); males are slightly smaller at 20–25 cm (8–10 in) long and weighing 100–170 g (3.5–6.0 oz).