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Spiny lobster Gallery

"I got a spiny lobster! It's got a lot of backbone." —New Horizons

The spiny lobster is a large benthic animal found at the bottom of the ocean in New Leaf and New Horizons. Diving is the only way of capturing it.

The spiny lobster also appears in Pocket Camp, where it is classified as a seawater fish instead.

Donation to the museum

In New Leaf

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

"The representative species for all large Lobsters, they've become a lasting symbol of longevity. They live between rocks in shallow waters with octopuses as their natural enemies. Only Octopuses are capable of reaching in between the rocks with their long arms to catch them."

In New Horizons

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"It is the spiny lobster's lengthy antennae that help set it apart from other lobsters. Those two antennae can grow twice as long as the lobster's own body! And what a clever crustacean it is, having found a way to use those antennae as a means of defense. When the spiny lobster senses danger, it rubs its antennae across its exoskeleton. The horrid screeching sound frightens predators away! If someone scratched nails across a chalkboard in your direction, I daresay you'd run too!"

Encyclopedia Information

New Leaf

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
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"I got a spiny lobster! Who would give lobsters SPINES?"
Size 13 inches
Time Night-Morning
Season Winter

New Horizons

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
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"I got a spiny lobster! It's got a lot of backbone."
Current Active Hours 9pm-4am
Months active (north) Sep-Dec
Months active (south) Apr-Jun

Further information

Main article: Spiny lobster on Wikipedia

Spiny lobsters, also known as langouste or rock lobsters, are a family (Palinuridae) of about 60 species of achelate crustaceans, in the Decapoda Reptantia. Although they superficially resemble true lobsters in terms of overall shape and having a hard carapace and exoskeleton, the two groups are not closely related.

In other languages

Spiny lobster
Language Name
Japan Japanese イセエビ Ise ebi
France French Langouste
Spain Spanish Langosta espinosa
Germany German Languste
Italy Italian Aragosta mediterranea
China Chinese 伊勢龍蝦/伊势龙虾 Yīshìlóngxiā

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