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Tiger prawn Gallery

"I got a tiger prawn! I ain't lion!" —New Horizons

The tiger prawn is a benthic animal found at the bottom of the ocean in New Leaf and New Horizons. Diving is the only way to capture it.

The tiger prawn also appears in Pocket Camp, where it is a saltwater fish and can be found in Saltwater Shores.

Donation to the Museum[]

In New Leaf[]

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

"These shrimp inhabit shallow areas of the sea and are nocturnal, hiding under sand during the day. By night, they go out and hunt shellfish before returning to the safety of their sand. Unlike other shrimp, they don't carry their eggs around with them in their abdomen. They are famous for being a tasty variety of shrimp and are perfect for tempura and sushi."

In New Horizons[]

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

"The tiger prawn is a hearty crustacean found in many places around the world. Named for the stripes on its exoskeleton, it molts out of this shell as it grows in size. If only I could acquire a larger home with such ease! But do you know what I find even more fascinating? The tiger prawn's legs! It has five pairs of swimming legs, five pairs of walking legs, and three pairs of limbs it eats with! How, might I ask, does it not trip over its own 26 feet?"

Capture Quotes[]

"I got a tiger prawn! I can sell it at a prawn shop!" —New Leaf
"I got a tiger prawn! I ain't lion!" —New Horizons


In New Horizons, certain types of deep-sea creatures can be used for cooking delicious dishes via DIY recipes for "sweet and savory". Tiger prawn is an ingredient in a total of 2 recipes:

  • Seafood ajillo: 1x tiger prawn, 1x squid, 1x scallop
  • Seafood pizza: 3x flour, 1x tiger prawn, 2x manila clam

Encyclopedia information[]

New Leaf[]

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Tiger prawn
"I got a tiger prawn! I can sell it at a prawn shop!"
Size 8 inches
Time Night-Day
Season Summer

New Horizons[]

Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
Tiger Prawn NH
"I got a tiger prawn! I ain't lion."
Current Active Hours 4pm-9am
Months active (north) Jun-Sep
Months active (south) Dec-Mar


  • The New Horizons capture quote puns "lion" and "lying", while also adding onto the similarities of tigers and lions in the same big cats family.
  • The New Leaf capture quote references a "pawn shop", which is a type of business that lends money for customers who bring in valuable items.

Further information[]

Main article: Tiger prawn on Wikipedia

A tiger prawn's natural distribution is the Indo-Pacific, ranging from the eastern coast of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, as far as Southeast Asia, the Pacific Ocean, and northern Australia. Females can reach about 33 cm (13 in) long, but are typically 25–30 cm (10–12 in) long and weight 200–320 g (7–11 oz); males are slightly smaller at 20–25 cm (8–10 in) long and weighing 100–170 g (3.5–6.0 oz).

In other languages[]

Tiger prawn
Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese 車海老 Kurumaebi -
France French Crevette tigrée -
Spain Spanish Langostino tigre -
Germany German Kuruma-Garnele -
Italy Italian Gambero black tiger -
China Chinese 日本囊對蝦/日本囊对虾 Rìběnnángduìxiā -

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