Ear shell
アワビ Awabi
Ear shell
New Leaf
Location Price
Bottom of the Ocean 300 Bells
Size Shadow size
About 1 inch Small, slow
Time of year Time of day
All year 4pm-9am
Scientific name Haliotis asinina
Family Haliotidae
Appearances NL
Regional names Flag of Italy small Orecchia di mare
Flag of France small Oreille de mer
Flag of Spain Oreja de mar
"I got an ear shell! And yet it couldn't hear me coming!" —New Leaf

The ear shell is a benthic creature found at the bottom of the sea. 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.

"They resemble young abalone, as they are directly related to them, though they act more like snails. They live in various habitats, but being snaillike, they actually have feelers to get around the ocean. "

Encyclopedia Information

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Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Ear shell
"I got an ear shell! And yet it couldn't hear me coming!"
Size 1 inch
Time Night-Day
Season All year


Further information

Main article: Ear shell on Wikipedia

The shell of abalones is convex, rounded to oval shape, and may be highly arched or very flattened. The shell of the majority of species is ear-shaped. The exterior of the shell is striated and dull. The color of the shell is very variable from species to species which may reflect the animal's diet. The shell of the abalone is exceptionally strong and is made of microscopic calcium carbonate tiles stacked like bricks. Between the layers of tiles is a clingy protein substance.

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