|Bottom of the Ocean||4,000 Bells|
|14.10 inches||Large, slow|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|November to April||All day|
|Scientific name||Chionoecetes japonicus|
|Regional names|| Cangrejo de nieve |
Granchio della neve
Crabe des neiges
- "I got a snow crab! 'Sno problem, really!" —New Leaf
The snow crab is a benthic animal found at the bottom of the sea. It is indicated by a circular shadow. Diving is the only way of capturing the snow crab.
Donation to the museum
In New Leaf
"Snow crabs live in the deep sea and are know mostly as a highly prized winter delicacy. When cooked, the typically dark-red shell turns to the beautiful bright-red color most commonly seen. They have a life span of 20 years and gradually grow bigger while periodically molting. If a leg is lost, it will grow back when molting occurs. The female is about half the size of the male."
- Main article: Snow crab on WikipediaChionoecetes is a genus of crabs that live in the northern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
Other names for crabs in this genus include "queen crab" (in Canada) and "spider crab" – they are known by different names in different areas of the world. The generic name Chionoecetes means snow (χιών, chion) inhabitant (οιχητης, oiketes); opilio means shepherd, and C. opilio is the primary species referred to as snow crab. Marketing strategies, however, employ snow crab for anything in the genus Chionoecetes.