Price, time & locations: All marine animals in Animal Crossing New Horizons at a glance

Price, time & locations: All marine animals in Animal Crossing New Horizons at a glance


With the big summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons , swimming and diving and thus marine animals have found their way into the game. We'll tell you how you can catch the aquatic creatures, where you can find them at what time and what the animals are ultimately worth.


How to swim and dive in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? First of all, you need a diving suit, which you can purchase in the store for 8,000 nook miles or 2,000 sternis. Once you've put on your suit, you can press the A button on the beach  to jump into the water. By repeatedly pressing the A button, you finally swim.


How do I dive and catch marine animals in New Horizons? In some places you will find bubbling  air bubbles . If you press the Y button at these locations , you can dive. You are then in a top view and simply follow the shadow to catch marine animals.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons - times and prices for all marine animals

In the following, we list all 40 different marine animals and indicate in which months and at what time they can be found. If you decide to sell the animals, you will also find out the price.


Sea Pineapple: 1,500 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: April - August
  • Southern Hemisphere: October - February


Sea cucumber : 500 Sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: November - April
  • Southern Hemisphere: May - October


Sea Pig : 10,000 sternis

  • When: 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: November - February
  • Southern Hemisphere: May - August


Starfish (Sea Star): 500 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: all year round
  • Southern hemisphere: all year round


Abalone: 2,000 sternis

  • When: 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: June - January
  • Southern Hemisphere: December - July


Sea Urchin: 1,700 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: May - September
  • Southern Hemisphere: November - March


Slate Pencil Urchin: 2,000 sternis

  • When: 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: May - September
  • Southern Hemisphere: November - March


Sea anemone: 500 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: all year round
  • Southern hemisphere: all year round


Moon Jellyfish : 600 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: July-September
  • Southern Hemisphere: January - February


Sea Slug: 600 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: all year round
  • Southern hemisphere: all year round


Pearl oyster: 2,800 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: all year round
  • Southern hemisphere: all year round


Mussel : 1,500 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: June - December
  • Southern Hemisphere: December - June


Oyster : 1,100 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: September - February
  • Southern Hemisphere: March - August


Scallop : 1,000 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: all year round
  • Southern hemisphere: all year round


Babylonian sea slug (Whelk): 1,000 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: all year round
  • Southern hemisphere: all year round


Turban shell (turban shell) : 1,000

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: March - May, September - December
  • Southern Hemisphere: March - June, September - November


Large giant clam (Gigas Giant Clam): 15,000 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: May - September
  • Southern Hemisphere: November - March


Pearl boat (Chambered Nautilus) : 1,800 sternis

  • When: 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: March - June, September - November
  • Southern Hemisphere: March-May, September-December


Octopus: 1,200 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: all year round
  • Southern hemisphere: all year round


Umbrella Octopus 

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: March - May, September - November
  • Southern Hemisphere: March - May, September - November


Vampire Squid : 10,000

  • When: 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: May - August
  • Southern Hemisphere : November - February


Firefly Squid: 1,400

  • When: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: March - June
  • Southern Hemisphere : September - December


Gazami Crab (Gazami Crab): 2,200 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: June - November
  • Southern Hemisphere: December - May


Pacific crab (Dungesness Crab) : 1,900 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: November - May
  • Southern Hemisphere: May-November


Red King Crab : 8,000 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: January - March
  • Southern Hemisphere: November - December


Snow Crab: 6,000 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: November - April
  • Southern Hemisphere: May - October


Barnacle (Acorn Barnacle): 600 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: all year round
  • Southern hemisphere: all year round


Giant Crab (Spider Crab): 10,000 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: March - April
  • Southern Hemisphere: September - October

Kuruma Shrimp (Tiger Prawn) : 3,000 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: June - September
  • Southern Hemisphere: December - March

Botan shrimp (Sweet Shrimp) : 1,400 sternis

  • When: 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: September - February
  • Southern Hemisphere: March - August

Mantis Shrimp: 2,500 sternis

  • When: 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: all year round
  • Southern hemisphere: all year round


Langust (Spiny Lobster): 5,000 sternis

  • When: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: October - December
  • Southern Hemisphere: April - June

Lobster: 4,500 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: April - June, December - January
  • Southern Hemisphere: June - July, October - December

Giant Isopod: 12,000 sternis

  • When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: July - October
  • Southern Hemisphere: January - April

Horseshoe Crab: 2,500 sternis

  • When: 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: July - September
  • Southern Hemisphere: January - March

Spotted Garden Eel: 1,100 sternis

  • When: 4 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: May - October
  • Southern Hemisphere: November - April

Sea vortex worm (Flatworm) : 700 sternis

  • When: 4 p.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Northern hemisphere: August - September
  • Southern Hemisphere: February - March

Watering can sponge (Venus' Flower Basket) : 5,000 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: October - February
  • Southern hemisphere: April - August

Wakame alga (Seaweed) : 600 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: October - July
  • Southern Hemisphere: April - January

Creeping Sprout Algae (Sea Grapes) :900 sternis

  • When: all day
  • Northern hemisphere: June - September
  • Southern Hemisphere: December - March

In addition to catching marine animals, there is also the opportunity to catch fish and insects for the museum and of course to earn sternis. All other guides and information about updates and events can be found on our topic page.

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