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Tartaruga Gigante

Job: Black Mage/White Mage
Family: Adamantoises
Weak against: Ice
Strong against: Earth, Water

Kindred's Seal Notorious Monster

Zone Level Drops Steal Spawns Notes
Waughroon Shrine Unknown 1 A, T(H)
??? HP
??? MP
A = Aggressive; NA = Non-Aggresive; L = Links; S = Detects by Sight; H = Detects by Sound;
HP = Detects Low HP; M = Detects Magic; Sc = Follows by Scent; T(S) = True-sight; T(H) = True-hearing
JA = Detects job abilities; WS = Detects weaponskills; Z(D) = Asleep in Daytime; Z(N) = Asleep at Nighttime; A(R) = Aggressive to Reive participants


Historical Background[edit]

Tartaruga Gigante is both Italian and Portugese for "giant turtle". It is the term used in Portugese to refer to what is called in English the Giant Galapagos Tortoise. The Giant Galapagos Tortoise (Geochelone nigra) is the largest extant tortoise. It is herbivorous and moves very slowly. They are endemic only to the Galapagos Islands in the eastern Pacific, off the coast of South America. The turtles used to be all over the islands, numbering 250,000, but pirates and whalers slaughtered most of them for meat in the 19th century, leading to a population of only 15,000 alive today. They can live 100-150 years. The features on their shells helped Charles Darwin, who visited the Galapagos in September-October 1835, figure out the concept of evolution since each island (an isolated population) had distinct features. It should be noted, the Galapagos finches (popularly known as Darwin's Finches), also helped Darwin deduce evolution and natural selection.

This article uses material from the "Tartaruga_Gigante" article on FFXIclopedia and is licensed under the CC-BY-SA License.