Sweet shrimp
甘エビ Amaebi
Sweet shrimp
New Leaf
Location Price
Bottom of the Ocean 650 Bells
Size Shadow size
4.70 inches Small, erratic
Time of year Time of day
September 16th to February 4pm-9am
Scientific name Pandalus borealis
Family Pandalidae
Appearances NL
Regional names Flag of Italy small Gamberetto boreale
Flag of France small Crevette nordique
"I got a sweet shrimp! Blech. Not sweet until cooked." —New Leaf

The sweet shrimp 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 it.

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In New Leaf

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

"Also called "northern shrimp," they have a life span of about 5 years, in which they are male for half. After that time, the shrimps change genders and become females, a rather unique feature of the species. The females are a popular sashimi dish, but they don't instantly have their characteristic sweetness. That sweetness actually comes out after they're left to sit for a day, making them a dish of patience."

Encyclopedia Information

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Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Sweet shrimp
"I got a sweet shrimp! Blech. Not sweet until cooked."
Size 5 inches
Time Night-Day
Season Winter


Further information

Main article: Sweet shrimp on Wikipedia

Pandalus borealis is a species of caridean shrimp found in cold parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The FAO refers to them as the northern prawn. In their 8-year lifespan, males can reach a length of 120 mm (4.7 in), while females can reach 165 mm (6.5 in) long.

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