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Soft-shelled Turtle
Soft-shelled Turtle.jpg
Scientific NamePelodiscus sinensis
Time of YearAugust to September
Time of Day4PM to 9AM
Size11.95 in
Shadow SizeMedium
Selling Price3,750
Species Number#12

The Soft-shelled Turtle is an fish that can be found in the river. It appears from August to September. It will appear from 4PM to 9AM. When selling it to Re-Tail, the player will earn 3,750 Bells.


The Soft-shelled Turtle is found in the river.

The Museum

The Soft-shelled Turtle can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:

"These relatives of common turtles will not let go when they decide to bite down on something. Although they can be quite shy, they will become a bit aggressive when threatened. They are often found in water and are very good swimmers because of the flat shape of their shells. They swim with their snouts over the surface of the water so they can breathe. Soft-shelled turtles aren't safe to hold because they are so prone to biting at the slightest movement. However, if one bites down on you, it will usually let go when you put it safely back in the water."


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

"I caught a soft shelled turtle! Don't suffer shell shock!"'