Animal Crossing: New Horizons sea creatures guide and complete list

Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can now go diving for new sea creatures.

Once you equip a Wet Suit, you can press A against the ocean to leap into it and swim. You can press A again once you’re in the water to swim around and press Y to pick up any critters you find. When you dive down, you’ll see bubbling shadows. Swim up to these to pick them up.

You’ll be able to find critters like Starfish and Oyster, along with Scallops. Finding a Scallop will summon Pascal, a red sea otter who will desire the delicious critter. He’ll give you DIY recipes for mermaid furniture in return.

These critters can be donated to the fish section of the Museum and have their own Critterpedia page on your Nook Phone. Like fish and bugs, certain sea critters only appear during certain seasons and times of the day.

Check out our table below for info on when to find the critters. We’ll be updating the table as we find more sea creatures.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons sea creature list

Critter # Sea Creature Value Time Month (Hemisphere)
Critter # Sea Creature Value Time Month (Hemisphere)
1 Seaweed 600 All day October-July (Northern) / April-January (Southern)
2 Sea grapes 900 All day Year-round (Northern and Southern)
3 Sea cucumber 500 All day November-April (Northern) / May-October (Southern)
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5 Sea star 500 All day Year-round (Northern and Southern)
6 Sea urchin 1,700 All day May-September (Northern) / November-March (Southern)
7 Slate pencil urchin 2,000 4 p.m. – 9 a.m. May-September (Northern) / November-March (Southern)
8 Sea anemone 500 All day Year-round (Northern and Southern)
9 Moon jellyfish 600 All day July-September (Northern) / January-March (Southern)
10 Sea slug 600 All day Year-round (Northern and Southern)
11 Pearl oyster 2,800 All day Year-round (Northern and Southern)
12 Mussel 1,500 All day June-December (Northern) / December-June (Southern)
13 Oyster 2,000 All day September-February (Northern) / March-August (Southern)
14 Scallop 1,200 All day Year-round (Northern and Southern)
15 Whelk 1,000 All day Year-round (Northern and Southern)
16 Turban shell All day March-May, September-December (Northern) / March-June, September-November (Southern)
17 Abalone 2,000 4 p.m. – 9 a.m. June-January (Northern) / December-July (Southern)
18 Gigas giant clam 15,000 All day May-September (Northern) / November-March (Southern)
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20 Octopus 1,200 All day Year-round (Northern and Southern)
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22 Vampire squid 4 p.m. – 9 a.m. May-August (Northern) / November-February (Southern)
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24 Gazami crab 2,200 All day June-November (Northern) / December-May (Southern)
25 Dungeoness crab 1,900 All day November-May (Northern) / May-November (Southern)
26 Snow crab
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28 Acorn barnacle 600 All day Year-round (Northern and Southern)
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30 Tiger prawn 3,000 4 p.m. – 9 a.m. June-September (Northern) / December-March (Southern)
31 Sweet shrimp 4 p.m. – 9 a.m. September-February (Northern) / March-August (Southern)
32 Mantis shrimp 2,500 4 p.m. – 9 a.m. Year-round (Northern and Southern)
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34 Lobster All day April-June, December-January (Northern) / October-December, June-July (Southern)
35 Giant isopod 12,000 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. July-October (Northern) / January-April (Southern)
36 Horseshoe crab 2,500 9 p.m. – 4 a.m. July-September (Northern) / January-March (Southern)
37 Sea pineapple 1,500 All day Year-round (Northern and Southern)
38 Spotted garden eel 1,100 4 a.m. – 9 p.m. May-October (Northern) / November-April (Southern)
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40 Venus’ flower basket 5,000 All day October-February (Northern) / April-August (Southern)

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Source: Polygon.com

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