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"I caught a wharf roach! Even the beaches must be messy!" —New Leaf
Wharf Roach
Wharf roach
Scientific name Ligia exotica
Family Ligiidae
Time of year All Year
Time of day All Day
Location Beach
Size
Catch size 46 mm
Rarity Common (*)
Sale price 200 Bells
Appearances Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Regional names Flag of Japan small (フナムシ Funamushi)

Flag of Spain Cochinilla de arena
Flag of Germany small Strandassel
Flag of France small Ligie
Flag of Italy small Ligia exotica

The wharf roach a new addition to Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It appears in the sand and quickly scurries away when the player comes close. It burrows into the ground if chased too far.

Donating to the Museum

In New Leaf

In New Leaf an information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug.

"Wharf roaches can be seen along the sea, usually just above the waterline on rocky cliffs. They feed mainly on microalgae and detritus that drift to the seashore, making them cleaners of sorts. They often move in groups and run away quickly when they hear people approaching."

Encyclodedia Information

HNI 0078 wharf roach

Further Information

Lexotica1 wharf roach

The Wharf Roach is a marine isopod that lurks along sandy shorelines but mainly near rocks and cliffs in the splash zone just above high water mark where it lives in damp crevices. It is also found, sometimes in large numbers, on jetties and harbour walls.The native range of the wharf roach is disputed possibly from the meditteranean or the indian or pacific ocean.It has spread to the US and hawaii and many other temperate and subtropical regions of the world ,though by accident.They feed on microalgae,diatoms,plant remains and deritus.The name roach only refers to its appearance; in actuality it is a relative of the Pill Bug.

Species #
Animal Forest Not Present
Animal Crossing Not Present
Dōbutsu no Mori e+ Not Present
Animal Crossing: Wild World Not Present
Animal Crossing: City Folk Not Present
Animal Crossing: New Leaf #47











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