Horsehair crab
ケガニ Kegani
Horsehair crab encyclopedia (New Leaf)
New Leaf
Location Price
Bottom of the Ocean 4,000 Bells
Size Shadow size
About 9 inches Medium, slow
Time of year Time of day
November to April All day
Scientific name Erimacrus isenbeckii
Family Cheiragonidae
Appearances NL
Regional names Flag of Italy small Granchio horsehair
Flag of France small Crabe velu
"I got a horsehair crab! Because I combed the ocean floor!" —New Leaf

The horsehair crab is a type of seafood in New Leaf 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

In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will list information about this creature.

"Horsehair crabs get their name from their spiky hairs, which can hurt, though they have soft shells. They inhabit the bottom of fairly shallow waters, with their biggest predator being the octopus. They camouflage themselves by putting dirt on their hair so they don't stand out in the sand. Their shells house a tasty portion of innards, so this species is a favorite of those who enjoy crab."


Encyclopedia Information

New Leaf

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Horsehair crab encyclopedia (New Leaf)
"I got a horsehair crab! Because I combed the ocean floor!"
Size 9 inches
Time All day
Season Winter-Spring

Further information

Main article: Horsehair crab on Wikipedia

The horsehair crab, Erimacrus isenbeckii, (Japanese: ケガニ kegani), is a species of crab which is found in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean. It is frequently used in Japanese cuisine.

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