"I got a chambered nautilus! Who loses? Not us! Just go with it..." —New Leaf

The chambered nautilus is a benthic creature introduced in New Leaf and can only be found on the Island. It is indicated by a circular shadow. 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.

"These creatures are related to both octopuses and squids and originated about 60 million years ago. They have air and body fluid in their shells and move by adjusting the amount of body fluid inside. This allows them to either float or sink depending on the situation they find themselves in. They have nearly 90 tentacles that can stick out from under their shells to grab on to rocks or prey."

In Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing, Blathers states that the chambered nautilus is the closest alive relative to the ammonite upon donating the ammonite to the museum.

Encyclopedia Information

New Leaf

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Chambered nautilus encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I got a chambered nautilus! Who loses? Not us! Just go with it..."
Size 9 inches
Time All day
Season Summer


Further information

Main article: Chambered nautilus on Wikipedia

The chambered nautilus, Nautilus pompilius, is the best-known species of nautilus. The shell, when cut away, reveals a lining of lustrous nacre and displays a nearly perfect equiangular spiral, although it is not a golden spiral.

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