Animal Crossing Bugs And Fish NovNintendo Life

Every month in Animal Crossing: New Horizons a selection of the game's 80 fish, 80 bugs and 40 sea creatures cycle in or out. The catchable creatures that make up your Critterpedia migrate based on the real-time seasons tied to your Switch's internal clock, so unless you mess with your console's clock and engage in some time-travelling shenanigans, Monday 30th November is the last day for some time that you'll be able to catch the fish and bugs listed below.

The seasons in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are based on your choice of Northern or Southern hemisphere at the beginning of the game. Different fish and bugs coming and going every month, but wherever you are in the world you'll have the opportunity to catch everything at some point during a calendar year.

We have listed all the bugs, fish and sea creatures that will be leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons in both hemispheres below. They are listed in Critterpedia order but click the column headers to reorder them to your liking.

In addition to the outgoing critters, we have also listed the incoming fish, bugs and sea creatures returning after a hiatus to each hemisphere this month.

If you're after more information on bugs, fish or sea creatures, check out our complete New Horizons fish guide, bug guide and sea creature guide. Each contains information regarding the exact location of all critters on your island along with when they're available. Don't forget to also check out our exhaustive Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide hub while you're at it.

The fish, bugs and sea creatures leaving Animal Crossing: New Horizons at the end of November

Northern Hemisphere

The following fish will no longer be available to catch in December in the Northern hemisphere:

Fish pic

Fish name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

27. Cherry Salmon Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Cherry Salmon

4pm - 9am

Rivers

Mar 2021

28. Char Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Char

4pm - 9am

Rivers / Ponds

Mar 2021

29. Golden Trout Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Golden Trout

4pm - 9am

Clifftop river

Mar 2021

33. Mitten Crab Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Mitten Crab

4pm - 9am

Rivers

Sep 2021

34. Guppy Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Guppy 9am - 4pm Rivers Apr 2021
38. Neon Tetra Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Neon Tetra 9am - 4pm Rivers Apr 2021
48. Sea Horse Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Sea Horse All day and night Sea Apr 2021
49. Clown Fish Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Clown Fish All day and night Sea Apr 2021
53. Zebra Turkeyfish Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Zebra Turkeyfish All day and night Sea Apr 2021
58. Barred Knifejaw Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Barred Knifejaw All day and night Sea Mar 2021
71. Ray Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Ray 4am - 9pm Sea Aug 2021

The following bugs will no longer be available to catch in December in the Northern hemisphere:

Bug pic

Bug name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

8. Monarch Butterfly Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Monarch Butterfly

4am - 5pm

Air

Sep 2021

16. Long Locust Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Long Locust 8am - 7pm Ground Apr 2021
17. Migratory Locust Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Migratory Locust 8am - 7pm Ground Aug 2021
18. Rice Grasshopper Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Rice Grasshopper 8am - 7pm Ground Aug 2021
20. Cricket Animal Crossing New Horizons
Cricket 5pm - 8am Ground Sep 2021
22. Mantis Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Mantis 8am - 5pm On flowers Mar 2021
23. Orchid Mantis Animal Crosing New Horizons Bug
Orchid Mantis 8am - 5pm On flowers (white) Mar 2021
44. Tiger Beetle Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Tiger Beetle All day and night Ground Feb 2021
46. Violin Beetle Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Violin Beetle All day and night Tree stumps May 2021
66. Walking Stick Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Walking Stick 4am - 8am, 5pm - 7pm On trees Jul 2021
74. Flea Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug
Flea All day and night On residents Apr 2021

The following sea creatures will no longer be available to catch in December in the Northern hemisphere:

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

Chambered Nautilus

4pm - 9am

Mar 2021

Gazami Crab Any time Jun 2021
Umbrella Octopus Any time Mar 2021

Southern Hemisphere

The following fish will no longer be available to catch in December in the Southern hemisphere:

Fish pic

Fish name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

17. Loach Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish

Loach

All day and night

Rivers

Sep 2021

67. Blue Marlin Animal Crossing New Horizons Fish
Blue Marlin All day and night Sea (pier) Jan 2021
78. Oarfish Animal Crosing New Horizon Fishs
Oarfish All day and night Sea Jun 2021

The following bugs will no longer be available to catch in December in the Southern hemisphere:

Bug pic

Bug name

Time of day

Location

Returns in

37. Mole Cricket Animal Crossing New Horizons Bug

Mole Cricket

All day and night

Underground (dig where it's loudest)

May 2021

The following sea creatures will no longer be available to catch in December in the Southern hemisphere:

Sea Creature name

Time of day

Returns in

Chambered Nautilus

4pm - 9am

May 2021

Dungeness Crab Any time May 2021
Turban Shell Any time Mar 2021
Umbrella Octopus Any time Mar 2021

Incoming Critters in November - Fish, Bugs and Sea Creatures returning in November

Northern Hemisphere

These are the fish and bugs returning in November in the Northern hemisphere:

New Fish (November - Northern hemisphere)

  • Bitterling (All day and night / Rivers)
  • Blowfish (9pm - 4am / Sea)
  • Tuna (All day and night / Sea - Pier)
  • Blue Marlin (All day and night / Sea - Pier)
  • Football Fish (4pm - 9am / Sea)

New Bugs (November - Northern hemisphere)

  • Damselfly (All day and night / Air)
  • Mole Cricket (All day and night / Underground - dig where it's loudest)
  • Tarantula (7pm - 4am / Ground)

New Sea Creatures (November - Northern hemisphere) Note: Sea Creatures were introduced in the July update)

  • Dungeness Crab (Any time / Sea)
  • Red King Crab (Any time / Sea)
  • Sea Cucumber (Any time / Sea)
  • Sea Pig (4pm - 9am / Sea)
  • Snow Crab (Any time / Sea)

Southern Hemisphere

These are the fish and bugs returning in November in the Southern hemisphere:

New fish (November - Southern Hemisphere)

  • Frog (All day and night / Ponds)
  • Catfish (4pm - 9am / Ponds)
  • Nibble Fish (9am - 4pm / Rivers)
  • Angelfish (4pm - 9am / Rivers)
  • Betta (9am - 4pm / Rivers)
  • Rainbowfish (9am - 4pm / Rivers)
  • Giant Trevally (All day and night / Sea - Pier)
  • Mahi-Mahi (All day and night / Sea - Pier)

New bugs (November - Southern Hemisphere)

  • Queen Alexandra's Birdwing (8am - 4pm / Air)
  • Long Locust (8am - 7pm / Ground)
  • Banded Dragonfly (8am - 5pm / Air)
  • Pondskater (8am - 7pm / On ponds)
  • Diving Beetle (8am - 7pm / On ponds and rivers)
  • Violin Beetle (All day and night / Tree stumps)
  • Rosalia Batesi Beetle (All day and night /Tree stumps)
  • Scorpion (7pm - 4am / Ground)

New Sea Creatures (November - Southern hemisphere) Note: Sea Creatures were introduced in the July update)

  • Gigas Giant Clam (Any time / Sea)
  • Sea Urchin (Any time / Sea)
  • Slate Pencil Urchin (4pm - 9am / Sea)
  • Spotted Garden Eel (4am - 9pm / Sea)
  • Vampire Squid (4pm - 9am / Sea)

This article is part of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough, which includes a Complete Fish List, Complete Bug List and Complete Sea Creatures List. If you're looking for specific fish or bug, we can tell you how to catch the elusive Coelacanth, Mahi-Mahi, Giant Trevally, Stringfish, Golden Trout and all the Sharks and Beetles, along with a full list of Critters leaving at the end of the month. We've also compiled a Complete Villager List and a Complete List of K.K. Slider Songs, as well as the Best Custom Design Codes and Islands we've found so far, and the best islands to visit using Dream Address Codes.

We can also help with How to Spot Redd's Fake Paintings and Statues, How to Make Bells Fast, How to Breed Flowers, How to Get more DIY Recipes, How to Upgrade Nook's Cranny, where and when to find special characters like Gulliver, Sable, Label, Wisp, Celeste, Pirate Gulliver and Jack, plus tips on using the Star Wand, Tool Ring, Rock Trick, Cutting Down and Moving Trees, using amiibo on Harv's Island, How to Back Up Your Island Data, How to Time Travel, How to Get a 5-Star Island Rating and a whole lot more.

And finally Where to Buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game.