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"I got a tiger prawn! I can sell it at a prawn shop!" —New Leaf

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.

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?"

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
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"I got a tiger prawn! I ain't lion."
Current Active Hours 4pm-9am
Months active (north) Jun-Sep
Months active (south)


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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).


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