Limule (Model)
An airborne crustacean endemic to Abyssea, endowed with a robust carapace and elongated forelimbs wherefrom razor-sharp pincers reach rapaciously for prey. Bereft of a counterpart in Vana'diel, biologists theorize that these shelled hoverers have undergone evolution in dimensional isolation. They have emerged as a pervasive species following the great cataclysm that befell the land.

Family Information
Type: Vorageans
Common Behavior: A, H (20:00 to 4:00 only)
Weak against: Trans Water Exclamation
Strong against: Trans Fire Exclamation
Common Job(s): Black Mage, White Mage, Red Mage
Charmable: XEks
Pankration: XEks
Aspir: CheckCheck
Drain: CheckCheck

Special Attacks

Special Abilities
Vision of Abyssea Areas
Blazing Bound: Deals Area-of-Effect fire damage + Burn. Ignores Utsusemi. CheckCheck
Molting Burst: Deals damage, drains HP and transfers user's enfeeble effects to its target. Ignores Utsusemi. (Only used by light-element Ephemeral Limules and Vetehinen.) CheckCheck

Notorious Monsters in Family

Name Spawn Information Level Zone Notable Drop(s)
Vetehinen Forced spawn by trading High-quality Limule Pincer to the ??? at (H-10) Qmark Abyssea - Tahrongi Bifrost Ring
Shriveled Pincer

Quest NMs: None

Mission NMs: None

Battlefield NMs: None

Monsters in Family

Name Level Zone
Ephemeral Limule 74 - 76 Abyssea - La Theine
74 - 80 Abyssea - Konschtat
Qmark Abyssea - Tahrongi
Gulch Limule 76 - 84+ Abyssea - Tahrongi
Sods Limule 76 - 84+ Abyssea - Konschtat
Gigadaphnia 76 - 84+ Abyssea - La Theine
Arid Limule Qmark Abyssea - Altepa
Stream Limule Qmark Abyssea - Grauberg
Crag Limule Qmark Abyssea - Uleguerand
Eschan Limule 115 - 119 Abyssea - La Theine

Historical Background

Limulidae is the taxonomic family for horseshoe crabs. It contains the 4 living species of horseshoe crabs. Horseshoe crabs are arthropods with large carapaces covering the entire top side of their body. They are not crabs despite the name, having a lineage closer to arachnids and extinct sea scorpions (subphylum Chelicerata) instead of crabs (subphylum Crustacea). They reside in the shallow waters of temperate oceans and seas, occasionally coming on shore. They are considered living fossils.

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