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Scientific NamePanulirus japonicus
Time of YearAll year
Time of DayAll day
Shadow SizeLarge
Selling Price2,500
Species Number#21

The Lobster is a fish that can be found underwater. It appears all year, all day. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 2,500 Bells.


The Lobster is found in underwater in the ocean. Its shadow is large and it moves away from the player.

The Museum

The Lobster can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

Lobsters live in the ocean, have large, powerful claws, and are closely related to crawfish. They are a delicacy, also known by the names "crawfish of the sea" or "homard", their french name. However, unlike crawfish, they are much bigger and can live for more than a hundred years. Lobsters are aggressive and will pinch with their claws if you don't properly bind them while handling."


Upon catching the fish, the player will say the following:

"I got a lobster! More like a sobster now!"