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    When hunting for General Grievous on Utapau, Obi-Wan Kenobi went to the pens where Utapaun wranglers corralled native winged and wingless lizards for use as transports. He selected an obliging and brave lizard named Boga, with a leather saddle strapped to her swaying back. She stood four meters tall at the shoulder, and had a pebbled skin with an iridescent green and blue sheen. A crown of richly colored feathers fringed her head and neck, trailing away from her beaked face and keen eyes. Her powerful limbs ended in five-toed feet, tipped with curved claws providing excellent purchase on the sandstone surfaces. A long tail aided in balance and agility.


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Humans and humanoid sentient species[edit]

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Humans are a species in the fictionalStar Wars universe. They are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. Humans are native to many different worlds and are characterized by multidimensional complex personalities, that are both individual and unique. They are the only race accepted as pure by Emperor Palpatine.[citation needed]

By the time the hyperdrive was invented, humans were already present on a few scattered worlds throughout the galaxy; according to the New Essential Chronology, the humans of Coruscant managed to send out a number of 'sleeper ships' between the fall of the RakatanInfinite Empire and the invention of the hyperdrive. Star Wars humans are mostly biologically identical to real-life humans.[citation needed]

The presence of ordinary humans in the story is important dramatically and the first movie establishes their vulnerability and weakness.[1] Luke Skywalker's introduction early in the first movie was rewritten to establish this.[2]

In the Star Wars mythology, the human homeworld, according to the New Essential Chronology, is generally believed to be Coruscant. However, there is actually no real consensus on the issue; according to releases from the official site, the ancient human home world has simply been lost to history.

Star Wars humans live on many different worlds throughout the galaxy, with many populations living together with several other species—something which is most common[citation needed] either on the cosmopolitan worlds at the core, or on the frontier at the Outer Rim of the galaxy, such as on Tatooine.

    • Mandalorians: Mandalorians are a culture of humans using armors from Mandalore. Whose origins are descended from the Taung, a gray skinned humanoid race native to Coruscant. The Taung are forced from Coruscant by the rising human population. The warring race name their new planet "Mandalore", after their leader, Mandalore the First. After the extinction of the Taung, the Mandalorian culture lives on and comprises various species from around the galaxy.

Humanoid sentient species[edit]

The following is a list of Star Warshumanoidsentientspecies from the Star Wars franchise.

  • List of Star Wars species (A–E)
    • Dathomirians: The Zabrak, also known as Iridonians (when referring to the Zabrak who came from Iridonia), were a carnivorous humanoid species native to Iridonia, a planet located in the Mid Rim known for its inhospitable terrain and fierce predatory life. They were a race known for having a fierce sense of self-determination and an equally dominant need for independence. Zabrak resembled Humans to some degree, but had a number of significant physical characteristics that set them apart from baseline Humanity. The most striking of these were a series of vestigial horns that crowned the heads of both males and females. These horns grew at puberty in varying patterns and signified that the time of their rite of passage was drawing near, both Darth Maul and his brother Savage Opress were Zabraks.
    • Duros (or "Durosians") are humanoids from planet Duro, with large, ovular heads, red eyes and blue skin. They were supposedly the first to discover and utilize hyperspace, resulting in the development of hyperdrives and other related technological advancements. They are proud of their heritage and many take up the mantle of spacefarer. Some have made a name for themselves, such as Cad Bane, a notorious Duros bounty hunter. Others prefer a simpler life, and can be found in Mos Eisley quite often.
    • Ewok: The Ewok is a small, sentient furry creature who lives in trees on the forest moon of Endor.[3]
  • List of Star Wars species (F–J)
    • Jawa: Jawa are creatures that inhabit Tatooine. They wear hoods over their heads to cover their identities from outsiders. They roam the land in sandcrawlers and deal in trade among others.[4]
    • Geonosian: Geonosians are sentient, winged insectoid creatures native to Geonosis.[5]
    • Gungans: Gungans are sentient amphibious creatures native to the swamps of Naboo. Gungans first appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Jar Jar Binks, a main character, is a Gungan, and despite his lack of intelligence, he becomes a representative in the galactic senate in place of Padme Amadala.[6]
    • Ithorians: Ithorians are a hammer-headed humanoid species.[7] They have appeared in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II and Star Wars: Bounty Hunter.
    • Hutts: Hutts are portly, grotesque, slug-like creatures native to Nal Hutta. Many are very greedy and very gluttonous. Some famous Hutts, such as Jabba the Hutt, are crime lords.[8]
  • List of Star Wars species (K–O)
    • Neimoidian:Neimoidians are large-eyed, amphibian and reptilian-like sapientbipeds native to the planet of Neimoidia.[9] Many Neimoidians are wealthy businessmen. Despite their commonly menacing attitudes, however, Neimoidians are generally dishonest and easily frightened, preferring to lie even to their leaders, whether it be for profit or for self-safety.[citation needed]
    • Noghri: Noghri are short, bipedal, sapient beings native to Honoghr. The Galactic Empire usually employed them as assassins. Later, Leia Organa Solo was able to prove how they were duped into service, and they swore allegiance to her and her family. They often worked as guards for the New Republic.
  • List of Star Wars species (P–T)
    • Togruta: Togruta are species from the planet Shili.[4] They are a humanoid race distinguished by their three, and rarely 4, lekku (similar to those of Twi'leks, and more commonly called 'head tails'), which are striped to help them blend in with their natural surroundings. Togruta possess a form of passive echolocation by means of their hollow montrals, which allows them to sense space and the proximity and movement of physical objects around them. Togruta work well in large groups, and individualism is seen as abnormal within their culture. Jedi Shaak Ti and Anakin Skywalker's former Padawan Ahsoka Tano are togrutan.
    • Tusken Raiders: Tusken Raiders, also known as Sand People, are vicious humanoid creatures native to Tatooine. "Tuskens" are almost always wrapped completely in clothing, concealing their identity. Their first appearance is in Star Wars (1977) when Luke and C-3PO search for R2-D2 on Tatooine.
    • Twi'lek: Twi'leks are humanoid creatures native to Ryloth. Their culture strongly suggests male rule and has been that way since Nola Tarkona founded the Diversity Alliance in the Young Jedi Knights series of books. These creatures have two "head-tails" called lekku that extend from the back of their head. The muscles in these tails can be used to relate the mood of their owner. Most of twi'lek economy is based on slave trade. Female slaves were sold as dancers, assistants, and into other lowly jobs until Nola took over Ryloth. After her takeover most of the economy was based on Ryll spice, which grows native in the caves of Ryloth. Known twi'lek include Jedi master Aayla Secura; Mission and Griff Vao from the game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic; and Oola, a slave dancer in Jabba the Hutt's Palace on Tatooine.
  • List of Star Wars species (U–Z)
    • Wookiee: Wookiees are large, hairy, bear-like creatures, native to Kashyyyk, that slightly resemble the modern day depictions of Sasquatch. Despite having great strength and a short temper, they are described as an intelligent and scientific race.

Animal non-sentient creatures[edit]

See also: Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi

The following is a list of non-sentient, animalfictional creatures species found in the Star Wars franchise.



An Acklay is a large non-Sentient creature resembling a praying mantis.[10] It is a crustacean. It is equipped with three eyes and six legs with four digits each, the fourth of which terminates in an elongated scythe-like claw and has a crest to protect its long neck from aerial attacks. As a carnivore, it possesses a mouth full of long, sharp teeth that it uses for catching fish. It originated on Vendaxa, but has since adapted to other environments such as Felucia and Geonosis. One was killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Battle of Geonosis. Acklay are night and day hunters. Acklay could be Force-sensitive due to a rare mutation, learning to use Force lightning with their mouths.

Air Shrimp[edit]

Air shrimps are flying shrimp native to Bespin that float in the upper atmosphere. Not much is known about them, besides the fact that they are eaten by the birdlike Rawwks.[11]


Aiwha are 30 foot long aquatic mammals that somewhat resemble very large mynocks and cetaceans. Most claim that its home world is Naboo but it also lives on Kamino. They dwell in the oceans and the sky above it. The Gungans and Kaminoans ride on them.[12]

Akk Dog[edit]

Akk dogs, sometimes called Aak dogs, are lizard-like creatures the length of a speeder. They formed Force bonds with any handler, Force-sensitive or not. Commonly seen as Jedi pets or companions, their hides are resistant to lightsabers. They are native to Haruun Kal.


Crustaceal multi-ocular mollusks from Yavin 4 that fish for underwater prey, such as the Aquatic Gundark and the pinkish salamander, by dangling their root-like tentacles/claws below the water's surface.


Anoobas are scavengers[13] that will occasionally attack large creatures such as rontos and eopies, but most commonly they attack smaller creatures. Their strong jaws have a horny exterior beak that is able to crush thick bones. They have a long tail that acts as a counterbalance during sprints, and helps to regulate their internal temperature. They range in weights between 25 and 40 kilograms ( though the males are often larger than females ). Anoobas have unregulated appetites, and they will gorge until they can no longer move. They are pack animals and hunt in packs of 10 to 12, within the pack there are 2 dominant adults, an alpha male, and an alpha female. Female anoobas foster between 3 and 4 cubs per season, they feed them through methods of regurgitation. There are some anoobas that have been domesticated by the tusken raiders. There are also some escaped packs roaming the streets of Coruscant.


The Asyyyriak lives in the forests of Kashyyyk. It spends most of its time high above the forest floor. It has an elongated head and a pointed snout filled with sharp teeth. It has six legs, which are positioned along its flexible spine to provide a highly maneuverable frame. Each foot has four toes, which end in razor sharp talons. Its body is covered with long brown and green hair, which lies on top of green skin.

Asyyyriaks primarily prey upon avians and other small animals. A few small Wookiee children are lost each year because of the Asyyyriak. Asyyyriaks hibernate during cold seasons, and tend to favor a hollow tree trunk as a den.

Aquatic Gundark[edit]

A medium-sized predator from Yavin 4, It stalks the shallows of streams and lakes for runyips and whisper birds. It has multiple sets of eyes to allow simultaneous vision above and below the water.

B (including Birds)[edit]


Bandaras, which are also known as sandbar dwellers, are beetles from the planet Devaron who live in huge unyielding swarms on sandbars and beaches. Their unified mating call during the summer can be unbearable to hear.[14]


Main article: Bantha

The bantha is a colossal, shaggy, mammalianmount with circular sheep-like horns.[15] Herds of bantha inhabit the desert wastes of Tatooine in the outer Rim, as well as grasslands and plains of other worlds throughout the Star Wars galaxy. They are very sociable animals, have long sticky tongues to catch prey, and are notorious for their smell. Since bantha are found in such a large number of agricultural systems, it is believed that early space settlers transported the species to new worlds.[citation needed] Although largely domesticated, on some planets wild herds can still be found. There are several known varieties of banthas in existence, including the common bantha (Bantha majorus), the smaller, shy dwarf bantha, and the rangier, slender dune bantha. One specific subtype of bantha is the Kashyyyk greyclimber, which differs in that the greyclimber has massive cranial bone plates in place of horns; it has also adapted to climbing through the evolution of articulated toes that can grip wroshyr trees. Banthas can be seen in video games and the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. They can also be found in The Mandalorian "Chapter 9: The Marshal". Also Star Wars Episode II, Attack of the Clones. They were commonly used on Tatooine by the Tusken Raiders. The Tusken raiders form symbiotic bonds with banthas. When the Tusken Raiders reach the age of 7, a bantha of the same gender is ceremoniously given to the youngling, as its partner in life. When Tusken Raiders marry, the couple's banthas mate. When the Tusken Raiders have offspring, the banthas often produce an offspring of the same gender at the same time. Upon the death of a bantha or a Tusken raider, the species left behind will often commit suicide.


Barri are enigmatic spacefaring creatures that can hitch rides on asteroids and derelict spacecraft for thousands of years in space. Their acid secretions break down and help the barris digest the asteroid they ride on.[14]


Beck-tori are aquatic parasites endemic to the planet Nam Priax. They are blue and resemble the shape of an eel. These creatures channel the force to enhance their senses and heal themselves.[16]


Beldons are colossal floating creatures found in the lower atmosphere of Bespin. They are gas-filled creatures that can metabolize the natural chemicals and biospheric plankton of the slushy gas-liquid-solid interface (via long, trailing, tentacles) of the lower atmosphere. Beldons grow between 800m and 10 km. They travel together in herds. Their light-sensitive skin cells aid with defense and metabolism. Eggs and sperm are released into the atmosphere and drift freely until random fertilization. They have a caudal fin on their back to help with stability. They excrete Tibannna gas which can be collected and used as a hyperdrive coolant. They are surrounded by a small electrical field to detect approaching danger. A herd of Beldons are seen in season 2 of Star Wars Rebels.


Bergruutfa are large 7m tall herbivorous grazers from the planet Teloc Ol-sen. They have been known to serve as caravan beasts, warbeasts and farm animals, and have an armored frill around their head.[14]



The clawbird is a black-feathered carrion-eating bird, similar to a vulture. They live on Tatooine, Geonosis and Wayland.


Gartros are small, avian creatures that live on Coruscant. They have bat-like wings, spiked tails, and jaws filled with sharp teeth. Gatros are omnivorous and completely harmless.


Geejaws are leathery-winged bird creatures that live on Naboo and the forest moon of Endor.


Hawk-bats are purple or red creatures with a curved beak and leathery wings. They can be found on civilized worlds like Coruscant and Taris.


Kkryytch are avian creatures that eat seeds and live on Kashyyyk.


Porgs are a penguin or puffin-like species with facial features of seals.[17] They are native to the planet Ahch-To,[18] where Jedi MasterLuke Skywalker made his exile in the years following the victory over the Galactic Empire. They are introduced in The Last Jedi and are known for how "insanely cute" they are, serving as comic relief.[19][20] The creatures, who dwell on the cliffs of the island where Skywalker lives in exile, could build nests and fly.[21] Male porgs are known to be slightly bigger in size than females;[22] baby porgs are called porglets. A flock of porgs is known as a murder.[23] During The Last Jedi, one porg finds its way aboard the Millennium Falcon with Chewbacca; they serve as a foil for the Wookiee.[20] A porg also appears in The Rise of Skywalker when Rey travels to Ahch-To.

The introduction of the porgs was somewhat controversial, with some critics claiming the creatures were introduced to cater to children and boost merchandise sales.[20] However, the production team has stated that the porgs were created to account for the puffins in the background of outdoor shots set on Ahch-To.[24] Puffins are native to the Skellig Islands, which served as the filming location of Ahch-To, and local conservation laws prevented the filmmakers from taking actions that would keep the puffins out of frame; they either had to remove the puffins from the shots with digital editing or disguise them as something else to maintain continuity.[24] Disguising the puffins proved technically easier and cheaper than removing them, which led to the development of the porgs.[24] The porgs' voices were created through a mixture of sounds from turkeys, chickens, and doves.[24]

Pylat bird[edit]

Pylat birds are beautiful white and black cockatiels that inhabit Neimoidia and are a symbol of their owner's wealth.


Woodoos are carnivorous ground dwelling birds native to Tatooine.

Blase Tree Goat[edit]

The Blase Tree Goat, as called by the natives who live on Endor, is known galaxy wide as a Choreamnos. A lazy animal that looks like a cross between a goat and a sloth. They hardly move except to get leaves on other branches.[25]


The Blistmok is a lizard, native to the planet of Mustafar. They are usually dark red or a dark teal color.


The blurrg is used for transportation on Ryloth,[26] on Endor's forest moon, and on Arvala-7, where some are found in a feral state.[27] It is typically used as a beast of burden by the freedom fighters of Cham Syndulla, and mauraders. It is found in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and in The Mandalorian episode one. They are tough-skinned reptilian herbivores known for their small brains and simple intelligence. Their brain is roughly the size of a jubba nut. Their dense skull is used as a battering ram, they utter frequent low roars, but besides this no other communications. Males are eaten during mating. Their eggs are laid in clutches between 5–6, and are left where they drop. Young stay inside their mothers' protective circles during early years. On Endor they are preyed upon by boar-wolves, and are objects of derision in Ewok culture and folk-lore.


Borcatus are a non-canon, quadrupedal, scavengervermin found amongst garbage and trash on thousands of civilized planets. Up to 0.5-metre (1.6 ft) in length, they are protected from the environment and predators by strong, armored scales.[14]


The bordok is a herbivorousequine animal, native to the forest moon of Endor. They have an erect mane, and short knobby forward pointing horns on either side of their head. It is used by Ewoks as a pack animal and a mount if captured.


Bursas are carnivorous quadrupeds native to Naboo. They live in mud huts or burrows they build in the ground. Rumors are, being that they hunted and killed the early Gungan race, they are partially responsible for the Gungans seeking shelter from them underwater..



The can-cell is a monstrous dragonfly, about 1.5 m (4.9 ft) long, which flies the skies of Kashyyyk and Teth. It is seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.


Cannoks inhabit the forest moon of Dxun. Cannoks are small, annoying creatures that have the ability to consume anything, including mechanical components.


Cherfers are aggressive, quadrupedal, herd animals from the planet Elom. Although they are omnivores, these beasts are quick to anger and prefer meat.[14]


Chiilak are thick-furred, six-limbed bipeds that inhabit the glacial regions of the moon Misnor, and can grow up to 2.2 m (7.2 ft) tall. Although they can breathe air, they can hold their breath underwater for up to 20 minutes; similarly, their webbed paws make for easy swimming.


Coruscani ogre[edit]

The Coruscani ogre is a large sentientogre that wanders the lower levels of Coruscant. They have hard gray skin, pointed ears and very sharp teeth. These beasts feed off the flesh of other creatures.

Cracian thumper[edit]

The Cracian Thumper is a widely used bipedal beast of burden used on human-populated worlds throughout the galaxy. It is named for the sound it doesn't make, as it makes very little sound while running. It is a central component of the Rebel Alliance's program of live mount scouting, and Cracian Thumper racing is a popular sport.

Crab Glider[edit]

"Crab gliders" are small, carrion eating crab-like creatures native to the planet of Bespin. Patches of skin between their six legs allow them to glide around their home planet, feeding on the corpses of Beldons, giant air jellyfish. It is presumed that they keep from falling by catching updrafts from below.[28]


The croator, a creature native to Wyndigal II, a planet with extreme ultraviolet radiationexposure, is an asexual, flightless avian-like creature with reflective plumage and an unusually long proboscis, used to inhale tiny fish and insects for food. Travelers on Wyndigal II often use croator plumage as anti-radiation protection.[14]


The cthon is a zombie-like sentienthumanoid that is believed to have evolved from another humanoid creature. Like the ogre, it feeds off the flesh of others. It has huge ears, enabling it to find its way around the perpetually dark Coruscant underlevels, but no eyes, as it has no use for them. Cthons live in small groups and attack the unwary, trapping them with electro nets and devouring them. They appeared in the novel Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter.


Cy'een are huge long-necked reptilianfish that are native to the oceans of the planet Chad.

Colo claw fish[edit]

Colo claw fish are eel-like predators from the waters of the planet Naboo. One tried to attack a Gungan sub, but didn't lay a claw on it once. At the end of the tunnel, a sando aqua monster tried to eat the sub but didn't manage it. The unlucky Colo, however, ran in to the Sando's mouth, killing it.


Dashta eel[edit]

Dashta eels are a species native to Ord Cestus with the ability to use the Force. They were the biological part of the JK-13 droid.


Dactillions are four-leggedlizard-like creatures with wings and a two part beak. They fly the skies of Utapau.


Danchafs, also known as "tree goblins" by the native sentient Jenet species on the planet Garban, these arboreal creatures are ferocious pack carnivores that attack unwary travelers in Garban's forests, and can grow up to 2 m (6.5 ft) tall.[14]


Derkolo are a sentient species native to the planet Sileron.


Dewbacks or Dewback lizards are large reptilian creatures native to Tatooine. They are commonly used as beasts of burden by moisture farmers. They have been described to resemble a t-rex pretending to be a camel. They move slowly at night, but are known to run at a brisk pace for short distances during the day. Both Imperial stormtroopers[29] and Jawas have been known to utilize these large beasts.[30] Dewbacks can be seen in video games, the movie Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and the series The Mandalorian.


Dianoga, also known as garbage squids, are large, highly adaptable cephalopods capable of growing up to 10 m (32.8 ft) in length. They have a spherical body, seven tentacles, a mouth of inward-pointing teeth, and one large eye on a stalk. They originated in the swamps of planet Vodran, but can now be found in many watery trash or sewage disposals on any planet in the galaxy, living off of any present organic matter.[31] They are primarily scavengers, and only pose a threat to living creatures when starving or frightened. Dianogae are now considered sentient beings, as seen in the new canon short story The Baptist.[32]


Draagax are pack hunters that hunt in the equatorial grasslands of the planet Relkass. Apart from hunting small rodents, these animals also consume wild sentinel plants. When the plants bloom in the dry season, they provide the draagax with a narcotic that sends them on a berserker frenzy, attacking everything in their path.[14]


Condor dragon[edit]

Condor dragons are flying reptiles from the forest moon of Endor. They have excellent eyesight and massive fangs for tearing through even the thickest hides. They have a wingspan of approximately 3 m (9.8 ft). They are known to eat Ewoks. They make nests in caves and eat the giant cave spiders. The Ewok pony is not the prey of the Condor dragon.

Dragon snake[edit]

Dragon snakes are long, ferocious creatures, native to the swamps of Dagobah and Nal Hutta.


Hssiss, or dark side dragons are large, dark gray, reptilian creatures that originated on Stenness. They were corrupted by the planet's dark side aura, and domesticated by the Sith. They have the ability to become almost invisible, making them extremely dangerous to the unwary.

Kell dragon[edit]

Kell dragons are the slightly stockier relatives of the krayt dragon. While not heavily mentioned in the original Star Wars movies, they featured significantly in the first two installments of the Dark Forces series of games. Huge and powerful, they rival rancors in their ferocity and, as such, are favored by wealthy crime lords such as the Hutts.

Krayt dragon[edit]

Krayt dragons are massive, carnivorous, terrestrialreptiles native to the planet of Tatooine. Their digestive tract contains multiple chambers, in which mineral deposits may become gems known as 'Krayt Dragon Pearls', sold for high prices. Smuggler Hu Wanio became known as the "Kraytcutter" on Sullust from his specialty of dealing in Krayt dragon stomachs on the black market. The Krayt dragon had two known subspecies, the Canyon Krayt dragon, and the Greater Krayt Dragon.

Canyon Krayt Dragons live in the rocky caves and canyons of Tatooine's safari ranges. 10 m (33 ft) tall and 30 m (98 ft) long, the canyon krayt represents the smallest of the krayt subspecies. An evolved hunter, the four-legged canyon krayt possesses a yellow-brown camouflage skin pattern, a five-horned crown ridge, a face armored with dermal bone plates, and a spike-studded tail. They usually feed on womp rats, eopies, and lone banthas.

Greater Krayt Dragons are rare subspecies of the krayt dragon on Tatooine, measuring up to 100 meters in length, have 10 legs and blue scales, and feed on anything but mostly Banthas, or on a rare occasions a Sarlacc. C-3PO passes by a juvenile's skeleton in A New Hope. This prop was reportedly still in place when the crew of Attack of the Clones went there to film.[33]


Drexl are giant creatures that are usually green, and have teeth the size of human arms. They are native to Onderon. The adult form can fly, and is used as a means of transport and defense by the planet's Beast-riders. Drexl larvae are unable to fly, but are strong and extremely fierce. They appear in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.

Duracrete slug[edit]

Having been spread throughout the galaxy by freighters and cargo ships, Duracrete slugs dig tunnels into building foundations and feed off of the concrete in there. Some specimens have been known to reach 10 m (32.8 ft) in length. They can consume almost any kind of concrete because the parts they cannot digest are excreted into armor nodules on their bodies.


The dweebit is a small, reddish-brown beetle, native to the Yuuzhan Vong galaxy. Dweebits have been used as weapons. When they were put onto Belkadan, they emitted extremely noxious fumes that made the planet uninhabitable.



Eopies are 1.75 meter tall herbivores native to the planet Tatooine, appearing in all three prequel movies,[34] (Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and Star Wars Galaxies also feature Eopies). The quadruped mammals are distinguished by their pale skin and long flexible snouts. An eopies's pale, white skin helps keep the creature cool by reflecting the intense sunlight of the planet's twin suns. Eopies are used as beasts of burden due to their endurance and ability to carry a lot of cargo. They are known for being stubborn and querulous creatures and for having incredibly potent flatulence. Eopies reach maturity around six standard years of age and their average lifespan is 90 standard years.



Fabools are balloon-like creatures. They are sometimes punctured by thorny Blba trees and eaten by carnivorous snails. They live in the Dantarian Savannahs on Dantooine.[35]


Falleens are sentient reptilian beings that can emit pheromones that can affect many species.[36][37]


The Falumpaset is a large mammal native to Naboo,[38] appearing in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, The Gungan Frontier, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, and Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine. They roamed the plains and swamps of the planet in large herds, and their distinctive call could be heard for kilometers around. Easily domesticated, falumpasets were popular mounts all over the galaxy.


Fambaas are the largest terrestrial herbivores of the Naboo swamp, appearing in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, The Gungan Frontier, Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars: Battlefront, and Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds. Fambaas are technically amphibians but have the scaly hide of reptiles. These creatures can easily knock over trees to get at leaves and berries. They also forage for underwater plants.

Fambaas in the wild travel in herds of up to 12. They are born with moist skin and gills and upon maturity their tails grow, the gills disappear and their skin hardens. The Fambaa has been domesticated by Gungan for millennia as beasts of burden and cavalry/artillery draft beasts.[39]


Fathiers, or space horses, appears in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. These horse-like animals are seen in the coastal city Canto Bight on the desert planet Cantonica. They are a sentient species that could be tamed and used for riding. They were known to be graceful and majestic, while being prized for their speed by the wealthy of the galaxy. The inhabitants of Canto Bight exploited them in competitive and highly popular races on the planet's racetracks.[40]

Felucian ground beetle[edit]

Felucian ground beetles, also known as gelagrubs, are large insects that live on planet Felucia.

Fenner's Rock[edit]

Fenner's Rocks are harmless, slow-moving creatures that consume lichen, moss and algae. Their bodies resemble rocks and can be stationary for a long time. They have great big jaws that can suddenly open and sometimes shoot a piercing screech, scaring away unwary passers-by.[14]

Fern bicker[edit]

Fern bickers are ape-like creatures that live on Kashyyyk. They are mostly solitary creatures.

Firaxan shark[edit]

AlienFiraxan sharks live on the ocean planet of Manaan. They appeared in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.


Colo claw fish[edit]

Colo Claw Fish are immense underwater carnivores that dwell in the porous caverns of the Naboo core,[41] appearing in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Natural phosphorescence give its eel-like skin an eerie glow. They have flattened flukes for bodies, with a large toothy snout flanked by hooked grasping claws. It can grow up to 40 meters in length, mostly made up of hypersensitive tail tissue that detects movement. While hunting, the colo uses chin lures to attract prey, then screams with special organs in its throat to sonically stun prey. The colo can then dislocate its jaws to swallow oversized food. Once ingested, weak stomach acids and poison assist in the stupefaction of live prey.

Opee sea killer[edit]

Opee sea killer is a large, carnivorous, anglerfish-like aquatic animal living in the underwater sections of Naboo.[42]

Sando aqua monster[edit]

Sando aqua monsters are 200 m (656 ft) long aquatic mammals from Naboo. They are ravenous, deadly predators, eating everything including the opee sea killer and the colo claw fish.[43]


Zuxu are carnivorouslungfish from the planet Ganlihk. Its flippers are large, padded and prehensile enough for it to actually "walk" on four legs on land for a limited time, sometimes even chasing its prey on land.[14]


Forntarchs are carnivorous, predatoryrodents on the planet Gorsh, who await their prey in trees, and then leap down and impale them with razor-sharp forelimbs.[25]


Frog-dogs are sentient reptiles with characteristics of both frogs and dogs. Their diet is carnivorous, and they use their long tongues to capture prey. Jabba the Hutt kept a frog-dog named Buboicullaar as a pet.


Fynocks are avian creatures that can be kept as pets. They look like exotic birds with snake tails. Fynocks live on Talus. They do not have appendages besides their wings and they have large suckers on their face.


Fyrnocks are predatory quadrupeds that live on Anaxes. They are unable to walk in sunlight.[44]



Galoomps are herbivorous reptile-like creatures, (though actually mammals) native to Tatooine. They resemble long-legged armadillos with ankylosaur-like tails.


Ganjuko are massive, furred predators found predominantly on planets in the Filve sector and Bothan worlds, and can grow more than 3.5 m (11.5 ft) tall and 5 m (16.4 ft) long. Despite their 600 kg (1,320 lb) mass, they can outrun most humans in a sprint. They are protected by thick external skull plates and beaks, reinforced by thick layers of cartilage, and finally covered over all parts of their body except on its head by thick fur.[14]


Ghests are large reptilianpredators from the bayous of Rodia, and they are entrenched in the mythology of the planet. Ghests are often portrayed as demons in modern Rodian fiction. They slink underwater quietly in wait and then surprise their prey by attacking and devouring them in a single pounce.[14]


Gizka are small, frog-like creatures that adapt to almost any environment very swiftly, and reproduce just as quickly. Their first appearance was in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game.

Goffbird (Titavian)[edit]

A large, purple pterodactyl-like creature with a wingspan of 100 m, native to Naboo. There are large feathers on its chest, which the Gungans use. It is believed to have a large opening beneath its throat, that emits a secretion with a reddish color to attract other Goffbirds.


A squat, ugly, quadrupedalomnivore, native to the planet Hethar, gornts are now bred as domesticatedherd animals on many planets for their extremely nutritious meat.[14]


Gorgs are frog-like creatures that are domestically farmed on Tatooine.


A huge, mammoth animal resembling an ape. The Gorog is a mythical creature used in an underground arena on Cato Neimodia. The Gorog can be about 700 meters tall. The creature is native to Cato Neimodia and walks like a gorilla, with numerous bones and horns sprouting from its head. The creature is massive, and has two hearts, which makes it difficult to kill. The Gorog appears in Star Wars The Force Unleashed II


Graivehs originate from the planet Ealor, and are dangerous bipedalpredators that are considered "pre-sentients" by the scientists of the Galactic Empire, as they seem to almost achieve sentience. They grow up to 2.5 m (8.2 ft) tall and possess great eyesight.[14]


Grauls originate from the planet Dantooine and walk like gorillas. Their colors range from green to reddish orange and are about the size of rancors.


Grazers are fat animals with spikes on their backs and large udders. They live on Alderaan, Gestron, and Haruun Kal.

Great oopik[edit]

Great oopiks, flightless creatures from the planet Paramatan with vestigial wings, seem to be the evolutionary link between reptiles and avians. They also use echolocation to seek their food and stun them with powerful ultrasonic waves emitted from their throat sacs.[14] They also possess a sac below their backs. This lethal sac emits a toxic odor when stimulated.


Greysors are monkey-like creatures that live on Naboo, Mimban and Cholganna. Gungans are known to keep them as pets.


Grotseths are dangerous predatoryfish on the ocean planet Baralou. They hunt in packs, grow up to 4 m (13.1 ft) in length and are covered in many small razor-sharp shells.[25]


Gualamas are docile and swift quadrupeds native to Naboo. They are seen usually in herds, are white with long, swinging tails, and horns atop their heads. They are smaller relatives of gualaras.


Gullipuds are self-inflating creatures, used in gullipud ball games on planets like Naboo, Manaan, Selonia and Drall.


Gundarks are large, long-eared primates, native to the jungle planet of Poiu-Trewq. Surprisingly solitary for primates, they are noted for both their great strength and their fierce tempers.[45]



Hanadaks are like a cross between a baboon and a bear. They hibernate during the winters on Hok and have a fierce temper.


Hoska are grazers herd beasts living on the plains of the planet Essowyn, and are primary source of food for the Saurton, the local sentient species.[25]


Howlers are carnivorous, reptilian quadrupeds that may be native to Yavin 4. They attack prey mainly by lunging and clawing, but they do have an ear-splitting howl that they use to stun prey. They make an appearance on the video game Jedi Academy.


Ishi Tib[edit]

Ishi Tib are an amphibious species native to Tibrin.


Ikopis are fleet-footed ungulates that live on the plains of Naboo.


Iriazes are bipedalungulates with one horn, a long kangaroo-like tail and brown fur. They live on Muunilinst and Dantooine.


Jyykle vulture[edit]

Jyykle vultures are solitary creatures that live on Mimban and Kashyyyk. They are extremely temperamental and often attack without warning.



Kaadu are large, flightless, billed waterfowl-like creatures that live in the swamps of the planet Naboo. Gungans use them as mounts.


Kalaks are large and very stupid reptilian creatures that stand 2.35 m (7.7 ft) tall. They live on Mobus and have a tough hide, thereby making them difficult to hunt.


Kaminoans are tall, long-necked creatures native to the ocean planet of Kamino and are most commonly known for running the famous cloning factories of Kamino, where the Republic's clone army was created. They are almost humanoid, very tall, long neck, extremely pale.[46]

Kath hound[edit]

Kath hounds are horned, wolf-like creatures native to Dantooine. There are two variants: the smaller one is orange and white with two horns; the larger is brown overall with three large horns. This latter variant is also called a "bull kath hound".


Kimogila are large, vicious lizards from Lok. They resemble the Krayt Dragons of Tatooine with some distinct aesthetic differences including its bulkier build and its lack of floppy ears. Kimogila (or "kimos") are generally a dark green color with rows of horns running from nose to tail. They are very aggressive and trophies, though rare, are made of their skulls.

K'lor Slugs[edit]

K'lor slugs are large worm-like creatures native to[citation needed] the Sith Homeworld of Korriban, and inhabit the tombs of the Sith lords, and prey on anything that attempts to plunder the tombs, from archeologists to Sith Acolytes. They are also found on several other worlds. For example: A massive K'lor Slug[citation needed] is found on Taris. They appear in Star Wars: The Old Republic


Koriena are striped canines that hunt in packs and are similar to wolves.


Kouhun are centipede-like creatures with stingers and teeth. They live on Mimban and Indoumodo. As well, giant kouhuns live in the swamps of Naboo and shoot poison puffs at their prey.

Kowakian monkey-lizards[edit]

Kowakian monkey-lizards are small, hairy creatures with large ears, beaks and tails, and stand approximately two feet (60 cm) tall. They are small, semi-intelligent creatures from the planet Kowak.[47]


Krakanas are aquatic creatures that live on Mon Calamari. They are similar to giant octopi, in that they have many tentacles; however, each tentacle ends in a large razor-sharp pincer.


Krykna are large, pale-white six-legged arachnoid arthropods native to the planet Atollon, large enough to be aggressively dangerous to humans, but repelled by sensor marker technology.[48] These spiders closely resemble the Knobby White Spider (above) from the planet Dagoba. They can be found in chapter ten of The Mandalorian.


Kybucks are fast, grassland-inhabiting ungulates that inhabit Kashyyyk. These swift mammals use the tall grasses of their native grasslands to hide from would-be predators, although they are capable of outrunning most predators anyway, being able to perform magnificent acrobatic jumps while running up to 90 kilometers per hour. Male Kybucks have short horns on the top of their heads, and different species can be told apart by horn variations.


The kyren is a small herbivorousinsect from Ansion that travels in swarms of up to 150 million individuals. They have no legs, and spend most of their lives airborne, feeding on the wide grasslands of Ansion.



Laas are fish, resembling angler fish. Laas live in Naboo's swamps.


Laigreks are large arachnids from the planet Dantooine. They like dank, dark areas and took up residence in the ruins of the Dantooine Jedi Enclave after it was bombarded by Darth Malak in the Jedi Civil War. Their bite is painful, but not venomous.

Lava flea[edit]

Lava fleas are a species of hard shelled arthropod. The Mustafar lava flea has been domesticated by the native Mustafarians who use it in their large industry of mining the various metals dissolved in the plentiful lava on their planet.


The lepi are an omnivorous humanoid species, resembling anthropomorphic rabbits, with large incisors, long ears, lanky frames, and big feet. Lepi are covered in short fur that varies in color from green to dark blue. They possess a heightened metabolism such that they are always in motion, giving some an air of fidgetiness. Lepi developed and pursued stellar travel in response to over crowding on their homeworld Coachelle Prime.


Lopers are small, opossum-like rodents from the fourth moon of Yavin. They are readily identified by their luxurious red fur, sharp teeth and claws, and hairless, bone-plated tail that ends in wicked barbs. Though nasty when cornered, Lopers will tend to avoid conflict with larger creatures.[49]


The Lylek is the most dangerous predator on the planet of Ryloth. It is one of the few creatures that is able to survive in the Bright Lands. Lyleks are tall beasts that are protected by a thick exoskeleton. They are armed with sharp, spear-footed limbs, powerful jaws, and overpowering tentacles. Lyleks are fierce and prey on each other when there is no other food available. In addition to their viciousness and strength, their tail tentacle is also tipped with a poisonous barb. The poison is not deadly, but it is strong enough to disable most creatures so they do not escape. Lyleks are also known for crawling into inhabited caves and threatening city dwellers.



Scyks are reptilian lizards native to Tatooine. They appear in the video game Star Wars Galaxies.


Vesps are poisonous lizards that live on the planet Lok.


Vyps are poisonouslizards that live on Cholganna.



Malia are swift creatures living in dens on the surface of Ragoon 6, marked by blue-gray fur, long tapered snouts, and a triple row of yellow teeth. They are fearsome fighters, especially during the night when they do their hunting and are most active.


Maramu, a cross between a kangaroo and a sheep, live in the mountains of Genesia and Cholganna, they are also native to the forest moon of Endor.


Massiffs are creatures that can be found across the galaxy, including Geonosis and Tatooine. They are used as pets and guards. They are often found living with tusken raiders. In The Mandalorian chapter 9, the Mandalorian uses tusken to speak with them.


Minstyngars are insects that live in troops on Kashyyyk and Mimban.


Mogos are camel-like creatures with ten legs that inhabit the planet Roon; the mogo's shaggy fur keeps it warm in the mountains. Mogos can be used for transportation and food, and their fur is used for clothing.


Motts are strong, horned mammals that live on Naboo and Mimban. They look like a cross between a rhinoceros and a hippopotamus with orange-tan, white-striped hides, motts are easily domesticated.


Moufs are medium-sized, solitary creatures that often get together to feed or mate. They look similar to bears.


The mutriok is a four-legged creature found on Socorro. It is often preyed on by the tra'cor.

Mygeetoan yaks[edit]

Mygeetoan yaks are white yak-like creatures that live on Mygeeto.


A mynock is a leathery-looking silicon-based organism that grows up to 1.6 m (5.25 ft) long, with a wingspan of up to 1.25 m (4.1 ft), and that feeds on electrical energy. They are often found leeching power from spacecraft, as mynocks are one of the few species capable of living in the vacuum of space, feeding on stellar radiation, silicon and other minerals from asteroids and other space debris. Mynocks' bat-like wings also allow them to fly in the atmosphere. Found across the galaxy (having spread prolifically from their original system), mynocks tend to flock together, migrating annually in large groups. The most notable of these events are the migrations of Roon, during which the sky darkens from swarms of these creatures. First seen in The Empire Strikes Back feeding on the Millennium Falcon.[50]

The vynock was a leathery, winged subspecies of the mynock native to the planet Kalarba.



Neebray are giant manta ray-like creatures that first appeared in the Clone Wars TV series. They live in the vacuum of space, use nebulas as breeding grounds and they have been found on planets such as the coral moon of Rugosa and the moon of Rishi.


Neks are dog-like creatures, with three large claws to every paw and large teeth. They are classically called "Battle Dogs" and are bred in the Cyborrean system for sale on the Galactic Black Market. These huge and vicious creatures are sometimes fitted with armour plating and special simulators calls "Attack Simulators" for either sparring for duelling.


Nerfs are fur-covered, smelly, cow-like creatures with dull horns protruding from their head, first seen in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. They are raised on planets such as Alderaan for their delicious meat, although they have a bad odor.[51] They are first mentioned by name as an insult in The Empire Strikes Back (1980), nerf herders on Alderaan are known for their poor hygiene.[51]


Nexus are felines from the planet of Cholganna. Nexus possess tooth-filled jaws that cover most of their spade-shaped heads. They are covered in tan-brown fur, which helps them blend into the background of their native prairies. The stripes also aid in hiding out in the rainforest brush. The four-legged carnivores have four eyes also, as the second set, situated next to the first, can see in infrared to find hidden prey. They also feature a split ended tail, covered underneath with two rows of suction cups used to climb and swing from tree to tree in their forest home. A Nexu was seen as an 'Arena Beast' in Attack of the Clones.[52]Padme Amidala was also attacked by the nexu in the arena on Geonosis before it was killed by a Reek. Nexu can be trained to act as guards or pets. Allana Djo Solo owned a nexu named Anji.

Night Beast[edit]

The Night Beast is a fictional monster from the Star Wars Saga as well as a movie by American film maker Don Dohler.

After the Massassi had departed from the planet Yavin IV, they left behind a creature known only as The Night Beast to guard and protect their homeworld against anybody who might seek to take it over until they eventually returned. Its skin is leathery and is murky green in colour, and has slightly aquatic facial features such as large fish-like lips that are filled with enormous teeth. It is a bipedal life form whose feet and hands end with gigantic, devastating claws and it possesses great strength.


Nudj are swamplizards, similar to chameleons. They are native to the swamps of Dagobah.


The Nuna are gamebirds from Naboo,[53] who can be seen living around the Lianorm Swamp. A dwarf species existed, the adult of which was the same size as a chick of the common species. The Nuna is also found on Tatooine, notably around Mos Espa. The Naboo Nuna is socially aggressive, if one is attacked then nearby Nuna will attack the aggressor. The Tatooine Nuna is mostly non-aggressive and as a result is farmed in large numbers by local hunters.


Opee Sea Killer[edit]

Opee sea killers are large aquatic meat-eating crustaceous sea creatures that live in the planet core of Naboo. They are approximately twenty meters in length and hybrids of both crustacean and fish. The creatures have two pectoral guidance fins, six crablike legs in the back, two antennas, bouncy eyes, and abnormally large jaws with larger prehensile tongues within them.


Orbalisks are oyster-like creatures, native to the Beast Moon of Dxun. They are parasites that attach to the skin of their host. They feed on Dark Side Energy. They pump chemicals into the blood that increase rage, anger, and fury. When killed they pump toxins into the host. They appeared in Darth Bane: The Rule of Two.


Orrays are crocodile-like creatures that have been described as having a build like a horse. Extremely aggressive. Have the smell of an arm pit.[citation needed]


Oslets are 3 m (9.8 ft) tall, timid creatures that live in the jungles of the planet Joralla. They are also used as mounts and nest high up in the sio trees.[25]


Peko peko[edit]

Peko pekos are reptavians with purple feathers, native to the swampy regions of Naboo. They are capable mimics, and are often kept as pets.


Pharple are a small to medium-sized game bird found on Lok.


Pikobis are dinosaur-like creatures that live in the swamps of Naboo.


Profoggs are little creatures resembling prairie dogs, that live on Tatooine.

Pug jumper[edit]

Pug jumpers are hard exoskeletal creatures that live on Kashyyyk.


Rainbow gem[edit]

Rainbow gems are long-living silicon-based lifeforms that live on Gallinore. They radiate a beautiful, colorful shine that stems from their inner light, but only after maturing for thousands of years. They are considered extremely valuable, as just one is worth the price of a Mon Calamari cruiser.


The Rakghoul is the end result of a Sithbioweapon, turning beings into mindless mutants. Rakghoul infection can be transferred by contact with one. The original outbreak occurred on the planet Taris, where they plagued the inhabitants of the Undercity – criminals or their descendants – but they also live on Coruscant. First appeared in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic


"Rancor" redirects here. For other uses, please look "rancor" up in Wiktionary.

The rancor is an immense, warm-blooded predator native to Dathomir, Lehon, and Felucia.[54] It was first seen in Return of the Jedi wherein Luke Skywalker is attacked by one at the behest of Jabba the Hutt. Luke kills the creature by triggering a heavy steel gate to fall and crush its head.



Jakrabs are hare-like rodents native to Tatooine.

Womp rat[edit]

A womp rat is a slow-moving rodential creature, often found scavenging in packs at the bottom of canyons.[55] They are one of the most vile creatures native to Tatooine. They are covered in short fur that is usually yellow or tan and look through garbage and waste dumps for meals. Due to exposure to radioactive waste and chemicals, womp rats can mutate into larger beasts, with larger jaws, long, whip-like tails, and even an infectious disease-causing saliva. According to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, they attain approximately two meters in length.


A rathtar is a large, carnivorous creature resembling a giant octopus, with razor sharp teeth, multiple tentacles, and numerous eyes. Introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), they are pack hunters.[56]


The reek is a large quadrupedal mammal native to the plains of Ylesia in Hutt space, and often bred on ranches on that world's Codian Moon. Large tusks protrude from their cheeks, which they use for headlocks in contests for dominance among their own kind. One central horn is used to attack an opponent head-on. While they are herbivores by nature, they are often fed meat to make them vicious and are then used for exhibition sport as execution animals. Was seen as an 'Arena Beast' in Attack of the Clones.[57]

Rock worrt[edit]

Rock worrts are orange insects found on many planets. Their bite delivers a combination poison and neurotoxin to their victim, which is then used as an incubator for up to 20 eggs.


Ro-roos are lemur-like creatures that live on Kashyyyk and Mimban.

Rong boar[edit]

Rong boars are pig-like creatures that lived in the planet Mimban.


Rontos are large, four-legged creatures that are beasts of burden utilized by the Jawas of Tatooine.[58] They appear in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (and video game adaptation), Star Wars Empire: Darklighter, Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope(Special Edition),[59]A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale, and Shards of Alderaan.

Like the native dewbacks of Tatooine, rontos are easy to train and become quite fond of their masters. Rontos have superb senses of hearing and smell, contrasting their poor vision, which is why they are startled by sudden movements.


Ruggers are small, furry gerbil-like creatures, found on the forest moon of Endor.


Roggwarts are large, predatory beasts with long tails, curved horns, and tough thick skin. This is the creature General Grievous kept as a pet in episode ten "Lair of Grievous", season one of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an animated cartoon series from 2008. General Grievous would then name his pet roggwart "Gor". Gor would then live in Grievous's castle on the third moon of the planet Vassek. Gor would devour any unintended guests for the rest of his life, until Gor would be slain by Kit Fisto in episode ten, season one of the Clone Wars series.


Sand Creature[edit]

Sand Creatures are monstrous worm-like creatures that do not seem to have a true name. They tunnel under the ground quickly, and shoot up above ground mouth first to swallow prey.


Main article: Sarlacc

The sarlacc is an omnivorous, immobile beast, found on several planets, most notably Tatooine. The largest known member of the species resides on Felucia, and is several kilometers long. Jabba the Hutt used to toss his enemies into a sarlacc, which would then slowly digest them for a thousand years. Boba Fett is the only one known to survive the sarlacc. It consists of a single giant beak and many tentacles emerging from the depths of its pit as well as spike-like teeth that help snag onto prey's clothes "like barbed wire" long enough for the tentacles to grab it. Xenobiologists are unsure as to whether the sarlacc is animal or plant, as it possesses characteristics of both kingdoms. They reproduce by spitting out a small dart like object that attaches to a living creature and devours it. First appears in Return of the Jedi. They are mentioned in the Disney TV show The Mandalorian. In episode 9, a Krayt Dragon appears in an empty Sarlacc pit.[60]


Scurriers are rat-like creatures from Tatooine. They travel in packs of around 30 members. Males can be distinguished from females by the horns which are small and straight compared to the larger, curled horns of the males.


Shaaks are plump, pachydermalherd animals with enormous rears that jut into the air. They are native to the grasslands of Naboo, where they graze on flowers and grass. They are raised for meat. They can be found in the animated Disney TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars.


Shyracks are bat-like creatures that inhabit the caves of Korriban. Shyracks are very dangerous pests, that often attack intruders in flocks.


Skettos are flying reptiles, native to Tatooine. They are active at twilight and live off of the blood of large mammals, often travelling in large groups to overwhelm and feed on prey.


A slivilith is a large, green, amorphous creature that thrives off ambient energy and solar radiation in space. Sliviliths have a semi-discernible head with two glowing red eyes and two antenna stalks. The rear side of the body tapers off into a mass of tentacles. Sliviliths have membranous wings that can propel them through space or atmospheric environments.


Snarbs are lizards with grey skin and 2 legs. They live on Mimban.


Sleens are lizards native to Dagobah.



Kinrath are large, venomous arachnid-like creatures that live on Dantooine and Kashyyyk. They appear in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords.

Knobby White Spider[edit]

Knobby White Spiders are a bizarre organism of the Dagobah System: essentially the larvae stage of the gnarl tree, resembling a gigantic arachnid, which roams the swamps and devours animals, and eventually anchors itself to the ground and becomes a mature tree.

Shell Spider[edit]

Shell Spiders, as depicted in Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, are known for their incredibly tough and durable silk, which was used to form dense armor plating for personal protection. When woven into a mat, shell spider silk could deflect a vibroblade as well as low-power beams and lasers.

Spice spider[edit]

Spice spiders, also called Energy Spiders, are arachnids, native to the mines of Kessel. Their excrement is the basis of the narcotic glitterstim. They are one of Han Solo's greatest fears, as he was chased by one in the Kessel Mines. About 9 years before the Clone Wars began, some of these spiders were brought to Ryloth and altered to produce the more potent narcotic "glitteryll".


Webweavers are arachnid creatures that live on Kashyyyk. They are the dominant species on the dark lower and ground levels of the forest planet, where they use their violent characteristics to thrive.


Staga are used as herd animals on the planet Ambria. They have tufts of fur on their shoulders, but are otherwise reptilian-looking, with scales, horns and thick tails.

Stone Mite[edit]

Stone mites are scorpion-like creatures that cling to spaceships, consuming their hulls with a combination of strong jaws and acidicsaliva. Three individual stone mites can merge to form an ambiotic triont that features a hard shell, strengthened by electrolytic reactions. These creatures have been suspected as the work of military genetic engineers. Stone mites can be found across the galaxy, including on Tatooine, Coruscant, Malastare and Naboo.

Storm beast[edit]

Storm Beasts are monsters that inhabit Malachor V.


The stratt is a large reptilian beast that lives on Coruscant.


The suubatar is a riding beast, native to the grasslands of Ansion. Suubatars are 6 m (19.7 ft) tall, and can travel at an impressive speed on their six muscular legs. They are omnivores, and feed equally well on large fruit and small prey.

Swamp slug[edit]

Swamp slugs are large aquatic mollusks that live on the planet Dagobah.



Tach are harmless monkey-like creatures that inhabit the Shadowlands on the planet Kashyyyk. During the Czerka occupation of Kashyyyk, tach were hunted by poachers for their glands, which were used as an additive in brewing a type of strong ale unique to the planet Taris.


The Talortai are a mysterious, force sensitive race who are immune to aging. They are avian-humanoid in appearance but also have reptilian features. The Talortai are fierce warriors who hone their abilities using the force. Talortai also have the ability to regenerate any wounds.

Urai Fen in the game Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption is the only Talortain seen in the Star Wars franchise.[citation needed]


The Talz were a sentient species native to the planet Orto Plutonia.[61] They were covered in thick, shaggy white fur and possessed four eyes and a small proboscis. During the Clone Wars, they lived a primitive lifestyle. A talz named Muftak can be seen in A New Hope.


The taozin is a huge, completely transparent, insect-like beast, endemic to the moon of Va'art.[62] It eats anything foolish enough to come near, which it traps by spitting a gluey fluid that becomes silk and entwines it.[63]


"Tauntaun" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Ton-Taun, Taunton, or Tonton.

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Tauntauns are 2.5 m (8.2 ft) tall bipedal snow reptiles,[64] indigenous to the ice planet Hoth.[65] Tauntauns superficially resemble a robust kangaroo, but are covered with white fur and have downturned horns, four nostrils, and a foul body odor. They graze on lichen, moss and fungi found in ice grottoes as a food source, as well as scavenging on frozen flesh or small rodents; their own meat is unfit for human consumption.[66] They are used as mounts by the Rebel Alliance during their occupation of Echo Base. The tauntaun's thick layers of fat and fur provide adequate protection from the cold during the daytime, but it cannot survive exposure to the cold of night. Due to oil excreted from their skin, tauntauns give off a very unpleasant odor.[67] They are the primary prey of the wampa.[68]

The species' first appearance was in The Empire Strikes Back (1980, with one appearing in the center of this movie poster for the film), although a mounted tauntaun head appears in Return of the Jedi (1983) next to Jabba the Hutt's favorite trophy, the frozen Han Solo.[64]


Predators on the planet Essowyn, terecons are reptiles, who attack by burrowing into the ground and leaping spectacularly upon their unsuspecting prey. They can grow up to 1 m (3.3 ft) tall and 8 m (26.2 ft) long.[25]


A creature mentioned in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, presumably created by the Sith to kill Jedi. On the Jedi Academy on Dantooine, a Twi'lek Jedi teaches Revan about an event called 'The Great Hunt' where numerous Jedi were sent out to kill the creatures. In the game Terentateks are encountered in the Kashyyyk Shadow lands (it is referred to as 'the ritual beast'), in Naga Sadow's tomb on Korriban and the Shyrack Cave on Korriban. Terentateks feed on force adepts, and are found where the dark side thrives. Slow but powerful, Terentateks use their large claws to strike foes. Many Jedi have fallen to the dark side on their quest to rid the galaxy of these abominations.

Tesfli piercer[edit]

Tesfli piercers are tiny flying insects, who inhabit the dense swamps of the planet Gorsh and live in swarms. Although their bites are not lethal, they sometimes carry dangerous "rotting disease" that simulates gangrene.[25]


Thernbees are fearsome beasts with psychic abilities, that live on Almania. They are hairy and have giant teeth and large claws, similar to a wolf or lion. They are generally quite playful creatures and are often kept as pets, though are also used as watchdogs. They possess numbing saliva.

Thevaxan marauder[edit]

An enormous reptilianpredator on the planet Gorsh, the Thevaxan marauder can always be heard approaching its prey, being a loud, dimwitted and clumsy beast. It can grow up to 20 m (65.6 ft) long and 8 m (26.2 ft) tall at the shoulder.[25]


Thrantas are a group of flying animals found on Alderaan, Bespin, and Coruscant. While there are multiple breeds varying in size and functions (some for personal travel, others for massive air ferries), most thrantas serve the purpose of aerial transport.[69] The predominant physical feature of these creatures are their manta ray-like figure.


Tortons are red and green turtle-like creatures with long legs. They originated on Naboo's moon of Rori.


Tolibs are large swampbirds that live on the planet Mimban.


The "Tra'cor" is an amphibious relative of the rancor. Like the rancor, it possessed a hostile temper, but is smaller than the rancor and almost completely water bound. The tra'cor will feed on moss and grasses growing underwater, but will also eat meat whenever it presents itself. These water creatures wait to ambush creatures that come to the water to have a drink. It is found on the planet Socorro and will also walk on land.


Treppoks are enormous fish that grow up to 30 m (100 ft) long on the ocean planet of Baralou. They are the herd animals of the sentient species Krikthasi.[25]

Tunnel snake[edit]

"Tunnel Snakes" redirects here. For the gang from Vault 101, see Fallout 3.

Tunnel snakes are poisonoussnakes found in jungle regions of planets, such as Kashyyyk and Wayland.


Tuskcats are tiger-like animals that live on Naboo and possibly other planets, such as Orto Plutonia. They had very long sabre-tooth fangs, hence their name, and are also called "Nabooan Tusked Panthers" or Nabooan tusk-cat.



Ubebas are simians, native to the planet Cholganna.


Ugja are solitary creatures, native to the planet Cholganna.


Ugnaughts are small, humanoid creatures that are seen commonly on Bespin. In The Mandalorian chapter 1, there is an Ugnaught who used to work for the empire. He was a slave and worked hard to buy his freedom. His name was Kuill and was killed in the last episode of the season. They can also be found in The Empire Strikes Back. They work on the machine that freezes Han Solo in carbonite.


Ullers are horned creatures that live on Kashyyyk.

Umgullian blob[edit]

The Umgullian blob is a pink, blobby creature, found on Shili and Mimban. They are most well known to be employed in the blob races on Umgul.


Unarks are small, acid-spitting worms that live on Coruscant.


Urusais are reptavians (reptile and avian) native to Tatooine.



Varactyls are lizard-like creatures with green scales and coloured plumage on their necks. They are native to the planet Utapau. Their toes allow them to climb almost vertically. They seem to have the head of a bird and a body of a gecko, and their call is a short warble-type sound. A female one named Boga is ridden by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.


Veermoks are guard creatures found on Naboo and Mimban. They resemble lanky, upright, and formidable gorillas. They are useful as guards because they are nearly immune to blaster fire. ter, to counter its ferociousness.


Velker are star fighter shaped creatures found on the planet Bespin.


Voorpaks are small carnivores that look like balls of fur standing on stick-like legs. They are kept as pets. They can be found on Naboo.


Vornskrs are ferret-like creatures that lived in the planet Myrkr. It possesses the unusual ability to hunt using the Force. They are wild, aggressive and vicious beasts. The voxyn race created by the Yuuzhan Vong to hunt and kill Jedi were a hybrid of the vornskr and the Yuuzhan Vong fero


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Creature Feature: 5 Things You May Not Know About Varactyls

Behind the Scenes // DECEMBER 6, 2016

Find out all about these lizard/bird hybrids from Revenge of the Sith -- without having to travel to Utapau.

Amy RatcliffeWriter & Geek
Amy Ratcliffe

Creature Feature explores the ins and outs of monsters and beasts in the Star Wars universe, from in-universe facts to behind-the-scenes secrets. While you’ll learn a lot here, we still suggest caution when checking out meteorites on ice planets or landing on large asteroids.

Where would Obi-Wan Kenobi be without Boga? If this isn’t one of the most pressing questions in Star Wars, I don’t know what is. The varactyl transported him around Utapau in Revenge of the Sith and helped him locate General Grievous. Though they weren’t acquainted long, Boga was loyal to Obi-Wan and stuck by his side until Commander Cody executed Order 66. Aww. #RememberBoga

Let’s leave the sadness behind and take a closer look at this lizard/bird mashup of a creature. Here are five things you might not know about varactyls:


1. Home Base

Varactyls call the planet Utapau home, and hang their hats in the many sinkholes or arid areas. When trained, they’re obedient and faithful — reference the note above about Boga being loyal to Obi-Wan.


2. Willow Collection

The Skywalker Sound library sounds like a magical place. I realize most of the collection is digital, but I like to imagine walking into a vault surrounded with boxes labeled with notes like, “Walrus noises, recorded March 1980.” I don’t know if walrus sounds exist in the archive, but the sound stash does include a Tasmanian devil, which was recorded for the 1988 film Willow. Its sounds were combined with dog and coyote yelps to create the distinct varactyl yelps in Episode III.


3. Scales and Feathers

The varactyl’s design combines elements from birds and lizards; it’s reptavian. In order to combine the two different textures effectively, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) created feather diagrams and studied the shape and look of both reptilian scales and bird feathers. They looked at various lizards in motion in order to make a believable set of movements for the varactyl.


4. A Creature Apart

The varactyl design initially included more variety. In addition to lizards that looked like Boga, concept sculptor Robert Barnes said they came up with various lizard shapes and types of lizards. Boga had gecko pads that allowed the creature to stick to the walls, but they also thought they might have lizards that could glide. Ultimately, Boga’s design was it. Her feathery mane came from the mind of George Lucas. Barnes said the addition gave more expression to the creature.


5. Run, Lizard, Run

Being an entirely digital construction, the varactyl wasn’t built for practical use on set. Instead, Ewan McGregor rode a blue barrel on a hydraulic rig against a blue screen. The varactyl stand-in had a harness and reins, and that helped the animators map the creature and match every movement to McGregor’s. According to Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels, “During post-production, the animators studied this motion and extracted what movements they could to apply to the lizard’s animated run cycle. This required extensive digital repositioning and massaging to align properly.” In wide shots, they made both Obi-Wan and Boga digital.

Sources: Ultimate Star Wars, The Sounds of Star Wars, Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels, Revenge of the Sith Blu-ray extras, Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels

Amy Ratcliffe is a writer obsessed with Star Wars, Disney, and coffee. Follow her on Twitter at @amy_geek.

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List of Star Wars species (K–O)

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This is a list of Star Wars species, containing the names of fictional sentientspecies from the Star Wars franchise beginning with the letters K to O. Star Wars is an American epicspace operafilm series created by George Lucas. The first film in the series, Star Wars, was released on 25 May 1977 and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon, followed by five sequels, three prequels, three animated television shows, and one live action television series. Many species of alien creatures (often humanoid) are depicted.


The Kaleesh are a nomadic and politically neutral race from the planet Kalee. A bipedal reptilian species, the Kaleesh have reddish brown scaly skin and cover almost all their bodies to protect them from Kalee's blistering sun, usually leaving only their four-fingered claws exposed. Most wear masks carved from the skulls of their most feared creatures such as the karabac and the mumuu.[1]

During the Huk War, the Republic sided with their enemy, destroying their economy and deepening the already hard times hurting their homeworld. The Intergalactic Banking Clan, headed by San Hill, later came in and helped them out of their depression through a deal for the Kaleesh to join the Confederacy of Independent Systems (CIS). One Kaleesh cyborg, General Grievous became the feared military leader of the CIS during The Clone Wars. Although his original form was not shown in Episode III, Grievous had statues of his former self in his home at Vassek during the Clone Wars. One statue remains unchanged, but two more have the golden arms and mask that Grievous has as a cyborg.[2]


Tall, thin aliens with pale skin from the isolated planet of Kamino; the most distinctive feature of Kaminoans are their long necks. Males also have a ridge along the back of their heads. They like to be isolated from the galaxy. Kaminoans were forced to reproduce through cloning after a natural disaster on Kamino. They work creating and training clones for third parties from stations on massive platforms above the sea. Kaminoans seem to be unconcerned about the ethics of their workings. Darth Tyranus erased all traces of planet Kamino from the Jedi archives.

Kaminoans developed the Grand Army of the Republic, as shown in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones. They resemble the stereotypical image of grey aliens in their face and limbs, and engage in similar activities that seem to revolve around genetics and physical experiments.

Kaminoans were able to see colours in the ultraviolet and the infrared spectrum. While to Human eyes the halls of the Kaminoan cities were spotless white, to the Kaminoans they were vividly coloured.

Taun We and Lama Su are examples of Kaminoans.


The Karkarodon were a race of shark-like sentients from the world of Karkaris. They were first introduced in Star Wars: the Clone Wars. The species were known to be fast swimmers, often ripping apart their enemies with their teeth.

Kel Dor[edit]

The Kel Dor, sometimes referred to as Kel Dorians, hail from the technological planet Dorin. They require masks to protect them from oxygen-rich atmospheres and to protect their highly sensitive eyes from light.[3] They are also known for their Force Sages, the Baran Do. One prominent Kel Dor is Jedi Master and Council member, Plo Koon, but Plo is not the only Kel Dor Jedi of his family. His niece, Sha Koon is also a Jedi, but she is not in the movies, or any of the Clone Wars episodes that aired so far.


The Keshiri are a near-human species from the Wild Space planet of Kesh. The race characteristics include purple or lavender coloured skin and hair colours which include silver and white shades. About five thousand years before the Battle of Yavin, a Sith starship crash landed on Kesh; the crew, who came to become known as the Lost Tribe of Sith, subsequently subjugated the Keshiri, some of whom eventually joined the Sith. The Keshiri were introduced in the Fate of the Jedi novels.


The Kiffar are a near-human species from the Azurbani system, including Kiffu and Kiffex. The Jedi Master Quinlan Vos was a Kiffar. The race characteristics seem to include dark, tanned skin and long thick dark hair, usually worn in dreadlocks, and there are certain tattoos that are ceremonial. One in a hundred Kiffar inherits a psychometric talent to read the history of objects that they touch. The Kiffar seem to be clannish and their strongest members compose an order known as the Guardians, which seems to be rather powerful.[citation needed]


Kitonaks (also known as Kirdans) are white, pudgy aliens from Kirdo III. They show a tough skin which folds to seal vulnerable openings, a trait evolved to protect them from the harsh environment of Kirdo's deserts. They also have some double organs, including two pairs of lungs.[citation needed]

Kitonaks are very dexterous, but also very patient. They never rush. This is because they feed on animals called choobas and they must stand motionless for a long time until a chooba gets near them. Even when talking with humans or other aliens, Kitonaks are painfully slow to answer any question, and equally slow to walk as they do not move their legs, but expand and contract the muscles of their feet. Kitonak have two toes and three fingers. They eat once a month. They also have a phobia of quicksands and caves.[citation needed]

Droopy "Snit" McCool of the Max Rebo Band, Anarc, Kruc, and Terno are the only known Kitonaks.


Klatooinians come from the planet Klatooine. When the Hutts were waging a war against Xim the Despot, they looked for help on some planets. As a result, the Hutts asked the Klatooinians to become part of their army. Since the Klatooinians thought it was some kind of sacred war, their leader Barada M'Beg signed a treaty so that the Klatooinians would be slaves of the Hutts forever. After defeating Xim, Klatooinians remained slaves of the Hutts. Most of their children are named Barada to honour Barada M'Beg.[citation needed]

One of the thugs on Jabba the Hutt's skiff was a Klatooinian named Barada. See also Nikto and Klaatu barada nikto, a famous quote from The Day the Earth Stood Still. One Klatooinian Jedi is Tarados Gon. He can be seen in Attack of the Clones during the Battle of Geonosis.

In the Mandalorian Episode 4, Sanctuary. Some Klatooinian bandits raid a small villager on the planet Sorgan. They somehow acquire an imperial AT-ST walker. Fortunately the Mandalorian and Cara Dune were able to take them out and save the village.


Kobok were an insectoid species that live on planet Koboth. They have two orange compound eyes and three-fingers. One famous face was Gaff, a Roon representative in the New Republic.[4]

Kowakian monkey-lizard[edit]

The Kowakian monkey-lizards are a vulturous sentient species from the planet Kowak. They are small, with beak-like mouths and large ears. When born monkey-lizards come out in a larval state. It is a well-known fact[citation needed] that monkey-lizards laugh, a lot. On their home planet their laughter is used to scare predators away, because of how loud they laugh. When in captivity, they are not paired with other species because their laughter is too great and too loud. Salacious B. Crumb was one of the most famous Kowakian monkey-lizards, as he is the only one seen in any of the Star Wars movies.

An unnamed, fuchsia-skinned Kowakian monkey-lizard appears in 2 episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "Dooku Captured" and "The Gungan General", as the pet of Hondo Ohnaka, leader of a band of Weequay pirates.

Another Kowakian monkey-lizard is seen roasting on a spit at a market in the first episode of The Mandalorian as a second monkey lizard watches from a nearby cage.


The Kubaz are an insect-eating species with long snouts [that have been known to be informants for the Empire.][citation needed] One such Kubaz, by the name of Garindan, led Imperial stormtroopers to the droids on Tatooine in A New Hope. Because of their diet, the insectoid Verpine have a marked distrust of the Kubaz who have often taken great steps to procure Verpine specimens for their suppers.[citation needed]


The Kurtzen are a pale, hairless, humanoid race from Bakura. Being the only native sentient species on Bakura, and few in number, they were quickly outnumbered by human colonists.[citation needed]


Jedi Master Ikrit is Kushiban

Kushiban are small rabbit-like creatures that live on Kushibah in the Star Wars galaxy. Distinguishing features include large black eyes, floppy ears, and a long tail. They are capable of walking on either their hind legs or on all fours, though to move more quickly in a run or a charge, they must run with all four appendages. On their hind legs they stand at 0.5 meters or 1.6404 feet tall, with an extra 0.3 meters' worth of tail. While often mistaken for cute, pet-like animals, they are actually intelligent beings with a complex culture as well as both a written and spoken language. They have mastered fire (used to frighten away hostile, fire-fearing Xinkras) and can use technology. Rather than paws, they have hands with opposable thumbs and feet. As a means of communication, Kushibans' fur changes color in correlation to its mood. A Kushiban in a calm, normal state of emotions is white; a Kushiban in the deepest of despairs is totally black.[citation needed]

While they tend to stay on Kushibah, the occasional Kushiban is called away by wanderlust or a specific need. Jedi Master Ikrit is the most famous of the Kushiban who have done so.[citation needed]


The Kwa were an ancient, blue-skinned race that lived on the planet Dathomir. They created the Star Temples and the Infinity Gate on Dathomir around 100,000 BBY. Over time the Kwa sealed their temples and left large wuffa worms to guard them. Nobody really knows what happened to the Kwa, but the ones that were on Dathomir devolved into the primitive Kwi.


A primitive, blue-skinned, saurians species native to Dathomir, the Kwi degenerated from the Kwa, the masterminds behind the Star Temples and Infinity Gate on Dathomir. In 31 BBY, many Kwi were slaughtered by the Nightsisters of Dathomir in an attempt, by the Nightsisters, to unlock the power of the Infinity Gate. By the time Luke Skywalker and Prince Isolder landed on Dathomir in 8 ABY, the Kwi had split up into different tribes, two of which were the Blue Mountain People and the Blue Desert People.


The Kyuzo are a race of humanoid creatures. They have green skin and have masks to filter out moisture. A famous Kyuzo is the bounty hunter Embo.


The Lannik are a race of tan skinned humanoids from a planet of the same name. They have long ears, similar to Yoda's species. The most prominent one is Even Piell, a member of the Jedi Council.


The Lasat are a crafty and sneaky sentient species from Lasan. They are stronger, swifter and stealthier than humans. Their planet was taken over by the Empire who committed a mass genocide on its people. The Lasat's origin is from the planet Lira San (the Lasats' true homeworld), and sometime in between they settled the planet Lasan. At some point Lasan was destroyed by the Empire.

Jaro Tapal was a Lasat Jedi Master who appeared in the 2019 video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Zeb Orrelios from Star Wars: Rebels is a Lasat.


The Lepi are a rabbit-like species that stand on two legs.

This was the Basic name used to describe the Lepus carnivorus, a species of tall, furred lagomorphs which was native to the planet Coachelle Prime. The Lepi were a carnivorous race, distinguished by their large incisors and the various colours of their fur, which ranged from green to dark blue. Despite their appearance, the Lepi were a technologically advanced race, having achieved spaceflight and colonized the five planets in the system and the neighbouring asteroid belt. Lepi were considered sexually mature at just ten years of age, and females often gave birth to litters of three dozen or more offspring, resulting in a swift growth in their population. This growth spurred on the development of their space-travel technology, as colony worlds were seen as a response to overpopulation of Coachelle Prime. Individual Lepi were known for their increased metabolism, a trait that often manifested itself as hyper-activity[citation needed]

There was also the native language of the Lepus carnivorus race, which was also referred to as Lepp or Lepese[citation needed]


The Letaki are a race from the planet Letaki in the Star Wars universe. Letaki have eight tentacles and egg-shaped heads. Evar Orbus is an example of a male Letaki.


The Lurmen (also known as Mygeetans) are a diminutive, pacifistic lemuroid mammalian species native to the crystalline world of Mygeeto and also had a settlement on Maridun. Their bodies were covered entirely in fur, which ranged in color from a dark brown to a white-gray, though they did wear garments. The Lurmen had heads protruding perpendicular from their chest two large golden orange eyes, a nose and a mouth. Each Lurmen had a tail, and they communicated through speech; Lurmen were able to speak Basic. Some Lurmen had the ability to curl up into a ball and roll along the ground, such as Wag Too. Lurmen were able to cover large amounts of ground at great speed.

Most Lurmen were pacifistic by nature and refused to fight or run even in the face of death. They often would hide instead of using violence. As pacifists, they carried no weapons but carried farming tools or ropes. When some Lurmen fought the Separatists, they refrained from ever destroying or killing the enemy. Their farming tools were used mostly as a leverage tool in these tactics and to provide something to tie the rope to, though sometimes they were used as a weapon for striking an enemy.


The Massassi were an ancient primitive warrior race that were enslaved by the Sith. The Massassi were brought to Yavin 4 by the Sith Lord Naga Sadow who was on the run from the Republic and the Jedi. They were originally a red-skinned humanoid race until Naga Sadow conducted cruel genetic experiments on them turning them into a race of fearsome, savage, hunchbacked predators. Despite this cruelty, the Massassi treated Naga Sadow as a god by building huge temples and palaces to honor their Sith Lord. They became extinct when Exar Kun sapped the life out of every Massassi on Yavin 4 so that he could free his soul from his body in order to escape the pursuing Jedi. Only one Massassi, named Kalgrath, survived[citation needed].

During the Galactic Civil War, the Rebel Alliance built a base in the old Massassi temples on Yavin 4. It was from this hidden base that Rebel starships were able to score their first victory against the Empire, and from which squadrons of X-wings and Y-wings attacked and destroyed the first Death Star.

In 22 ABY (After the Battle of Yavin), during the time covered by the Junior Jedi Knights series, Anakin Solo and Tahiri Veila were led by the Force to find a large golden globe deep inside a Massassi temple on Yavin 4. Inside the globe were the imprisoned souls of Massassi children whom the young Jedi candidates eventually freed with guidance from Jedi Master Ikrit.


The Melodies are an amphibious, mermaid-like humanoid species that live in Yavin 8's purple mountains, lakes and rivers. They appeared in the second book of the Junior Jedi Knights series. Melodies are hatched from eggs, then live on land for a short time during their youth, and at a certain age, Melodies undergo a ritual called a Changing Ceremony, in which they change forms that will no longer enable them to live on land.

When Exar Kun imprisoned the Massassi children on Yavin 4 during his reign in 3,997 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin), the parents of the Massassi children went to Yavin 8 and met the Melodie children, whom they asked for help. The children took them to the Elders, but because of the Elders' forms, they could not leave the waters. The Massassi carved messages into the walls of a cave, hoping that someone would eventually arrive who could read their language and come to their aid. A millennia later, Sannah, a Force-sensitive Melodie, helped Anakin Solo and Tahiri Veila (who had come to Yavin 8 with Lyric, a student from the Academy who was about to undergo the Changing Ceremony) to decipher the carvings. The information helped them to ultimately free the imprisoned Massassi children later in the Junior Jedi Knights series.


An alien species from Circarpous V, the Mimbanites were related to the Coway. When the Empire took control of their planet, they thought this species was not suited for the physical demands of slavery.[citation needed]


An alien race almost exactly the same in appearance as humans, Miraluka differ in that they have no eyes or blank white sockets and cannot see through the focusing of light. Miraluka typically hide their lack of eyes by wearing a headband, a mask, or similar concealing headwear, because they are much less common than humans, and it is easier to travel if they are seen as being of the dominant species; thus the common confusion as to who is or isn't a Miraluka. Miralukas see through the Force, as they are a Force-sensitive race; they are often quite shocked if shown life not connected to the Force, like the Jedi Exile.

The Miraluka homeworld is Alpheridies. They migrated there after their original homeworld, Katarr, became unstable and began losing its atmosphere to space. Alpheridies' sun emits light in the infra-red spectrum, and this led to the Miraluka losing their ability to see visible light over thousands of generations. Instead, they came to rely on a latent ability to perceive the world through the Force.

A colony world of the Miraluka named Katarr was stripped of all life by a Sith Lord named Darth Nihilus approximately 3,955 years BBY, during a meeting of several Jedi Masters. The meeting was convened to discuss the silent war being waged across the galaxy by Sith Lords Darth Nihilus and Darth Sion. The only survivor of this colony world was Visas Marr, who later became the servant of Darth Nihilus and then followed the Jedi Exile and helped destroy Darth Nihilus and his ship.

Notable Miraluka include former Sith Visas Marr, and the Dark Jedi Jerec.


The Mirialan race is a species native to the planet Mirial. They have purer eye colours than humans, some have either paler or darker skin colours, and tattoos covering some part of their face that represent individual achievement in some field. They have extrasensory organs on their heads, sensitive to dryness.[5]Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and her Padawan learner, Barriss Offee are both Mirialans,[6] as is the Seventh Sister seen in Star Wars Rebels; one male Mirialan Jedi master named Ardray was featured in the MMORPG game Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Mon Calamari[edit]

The Mon Calamari are an amphibious race from the planet Mon Calamari. They are humanoid, about 1.7m tall, and are most commonly seen with salmon-coloured skin (though their skin may have other tones as well, including blue, dark blue, green, and purple) and a high-domed head with large eyes and webbed hands. With their eyes toward the sides of their heads, they must turn slightly to study visual objects. They are shore dwellers, but like to be close to water, and can breathe under water if necessary, being able to descend to depths of 30 or so metres without equipment. They share their home planet with the Quarren.[7] Their name is a reference to the close resemblance of their heads to calamari (squid). Mon Calamari tend to prefer modern Republic style clothing, while the Quarren wear more traditional robes.

During the Clone Wars, the Mon Calamari remained with the Galactic Republic, but the Quarren sided with the CIS. The CIS sought to overthrow the Calamari quickly by providing the Quarren with a huge underwater droid army. With the aid of JediKit Fisto, the Calamari demonstrated their traditional underwater fighting techniques. Riding underwater mounts, they carry shields and lances that contain blasters.

During the Galactic Civil War, the Mon Calamari eventually joined the Rebel Alliance after the Empire used a Star Destroyer to destroy three floating cities on their watery world. They proved an invaluable asset, primarily due to the Mon Calamari being masters of starship construction and supplying the Alliance with badly needed capital ships, Mon Calamari Cruisers, that could take on the Galactic Empire's ships of the line. Prior to joining the Alliance, the Mon Calamari had only built passenger liners because of their peaceful ethos. Also renowned for their performance art, lithe Mon Calamari water dancers often perform in some of the galaxy's most prestigious venues, including Coruscant Galaxies Opera House, where the ballet "Squid Lake" ran for some time during the waning days of the Republic and was known to be a personal favourite of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.[citation needed] The most famous Mon Calamari is Admiral Ackbar, the supreme admiral of the Rebel Alliance's naval forces. Another Rebellion-sympathetic male Mon Calamari named Quarrie, the spacecraft engineer character named for Star Wars visual artist Ralph McQuarrie,[8] was the designer of the B-wing starfighter prototype named the Blade Wing, as seen in the Star Wars Rebels second-season episode "Wings of the Master".

Mon Calamari are a playable species in Star Wars: Galaxies. In the Star Wars: Legacy comic, Darth Krayt launched an attack on the Mon Calamari and wiped almost all of them out through gassing, making the Mon Calamari an endangered people in this continuity.


Mustafarians are the native inhabitants of Mustafar. They have leathery skin with a cloak and a trunk. Not much else is known about this species as they live in seclusion. They are believed to be sentient and are able to withstand extreme temperatures. They have saddles for lava fleas and carry defensive laser rifles. As a manhood ritual they leap across "water-falls" of magma wearing no protection. When the Techno Union established mining facilities on the planet, many of the Mustafarians took up jobs as workers at one of the many mining facilities.[citation needed]


A thin, tall species from Muunilinst, Muuns have pasty-white skin. Their bodies are elongated and thin, with equally elongated and thin heads. Muuns do not like travelling, and they usually stay indoors. Muuns are also known for having long life. Muuns controlled the InterGalactic Banking Clan. During the Clone Wars, Muuns helped the Separatists and minted new coins for planets leaving the Republic.

Notable Muun were Darth Sidious's master, Darth Plagueis the Wise, and the ruling members of the InterGalactic Banking Clan including San Hill. Darth Plagueis had the ability to use the dark side of the force to influence midi-chlorians to create life and to prevent people from dying, the only Force user to have such a power.[a]


A 4-armed, crystal-skinned alien species indigenous to the planet Wayland.[citation needed]


The Myriad are an ancient race of highly intelligent cybernetic beings. Their true form is not known because the cybernetic implants vary. Their home world is the planet Trieron They have no affiliation with any one group, but serve all races.


The Nagai are aliens with pale skin, jet-black hair and angular features, they lived on the planet Nagi, beyond the borders of the Old Republic and the Empire. They were originally known as "Knives". They were natural enemies of the Tof, usually waging wars against them. They are habitually forgetful, particularly regarding things that pertain to annual events.[9]

Darth Nihl is a Nagai.


Nautolans are amphibious humanoids with a range of skin colours from greens to blues and greys, a cartilage-reinforced skeleton, and shark-like eyes. Instead of hair, a Nautolan sports a crown of long tendrils, 14 to be exact (used to discern the feelings and moods of those around them. These appendages are almost useless out of water unless, like Kit Fisto, said Nautolan is used to environmental change).

Their homeworld is Glee Anselm, a planet of vast swamps, lakes, and seas located in the Mid Rim. However Nautolans are relatively common at any space port.

Nautolans reflect the moods of those around them. When confronted by anger and violence, they respond in kind. When approached in a calm, civilized manner, they seem helpful and polite.[citation needed]

Jedi Master Kit Fisto was a Nautolan.


Neimoidians are the most visible villains of the film The Phantom Menace. According to the Star Wars expanded universe, Neimoidians are descendants of Duro colonists that landed on Neimoidia in the year of the Republic inception. At some point in their development, the Neimoidians learned to domesticate giant beetles, and they have been getting others to do physical labor for them ever since as stated in Labyrinth of Evil. By the time of The Phantom Menace, the Neimoidians control the galaxy's largest commercial corporation and are at the head of the powerful Trade Federation.

Neimoidians are born as grubs and placed in communal hives until the age of seven. Inadequate food is fed to young Neimoidians in order to encourage acquisitiveness. Those who hoard enough food survive while those who do not hoard die. Even as adults, Neimoidians tend to be greedy, possessive, and fearful of death. Eventually, the grubs learn that to survive, they must kill each other; therefore out of the many grubs that are born, very few survive.[citation needed]

Neimoidians have been stereotyped by other races in the galaxy as corrupt and greedy, particularly after the Battle of Naboo. They are certainly willing to resort to extortion, lies and manipulation, but their success also lies in exceptional organizational abilities. Training in organization revolves around Neimoidia's mass hives and huge fungus farms. Neimoidian young are placed in a community hive where they are forced to combat their siblings for food and other necessities. The weak die, since the strong hoard food and resources. This is said to be the source of their characteristic greed and corrupt nature. The Neimoidians do not view themselves as wicked, but rather focused on being the best they can be in their society. The Trade Federation army is employed only when "future customers" do not realize their "best interest" in trading with Neimoidians, on Neimoidian terms.[citation needed]

Neimoidian culture is extremely hierarchical. Although the monarch of the Neimoidians is never seen in the films, every Neimoidian ship carries a hologram of her. Amongst the seen Neimoidians, clothing denotes status:

  • Lott Dod wears a tall diplomatic ploov and a purple representative's mantle over a very expensive robe of Tyrian violet cloth.
  • Nute Gunray, Commanding Viceroy of the Federation army, wears a showy crested tiara and blue viceroy's collar.
  • Rune Haako, legal counsel to Nute, wears an attorney's cowl.
  • Daultay Dofine, captain of the flagship vessel for the Naboo invasion, wears a tall command officer's mitre.
  • An unnamed Neimoidian wears a lavender collar identifying him as a financial officer.
  • The most exalted Neimoidians rank a walking mechno-chair. Neither comfortable nor practical, mechno-chairs are very expensive beetle-like seats which can carry a lazy Neimoidian or project hologram transmissions. Neimoidians also employ a number of prestigious protocol droids, including the brilliantly silver TC-14. TC-14 is kept docile through frequent memory wipes and is employed to distract guests while the Neimoidians devise manipulation strategies.[citation needed]

In contrast to the rare and showy technology of the Neimoidian elite, the battle forces of the Neimoidians are mechanically advanced, but cheaply mass-produced. An emphasis is placed on massive, intimidating numbers of mindless battle droids controlled through a central computer. This unquestioning reliance on a central control is what will ultimately spell failure for the mechanized army. Episode II revealed that their form closely resembles that of the vaguely insect-like natives of Geonosis, where the droids are mass-produced.

Much like many of the Imperial Officers in the Original Star Wars Trilogy were given British accents, some Neimoidians have been given Thai accents.[10]


Canine-muzzled humanoids introduced in Season 3 of the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars. They live on the planet Nelvaan on the Outer Rim. All of their warrior braves were captured by Techno-Union scientists and were physically and mentally mutated into large bear-like creatures with their left arms replaced with laser cannons, to try to create perfect cyborg soldiers for the CIS. During the Liberation of Nelvaan, Anakin Skywalker, who was referred to by the race as "Holt Kezed" ("Ghost Hand" in their language), would free them as he destroyed the Separatist base. Following this, Anakin killed all Techno-Union scientists there and managed to bring the mutated Nelvaanians back to their tribe.

On a behind-the-scenes note, the name "Nelvaanian" may be a reference to Nelvana, the Canadian animation company who produced the Star Wars: Droids and Star Wars: Ewoks animated features for Lucasfilm. Nelvana's logo is a blue polar bear.


The Neti were a race of sentient shape-shifting tree-like beings from Rykk. Jedi Master Ood Bnar was a Neti.[11]


The Nikto people are a humanoid species from the planet Kintan who have scaly skin, black eyes, and symmetrical horns and spikes on their faces. Subspecies include Green Nikto (Kadas'sa'Nikto) and Red Nikto (Kajain'sa'Nikto).[12][13] Niktos are first introduced in Return of the Jedi (1983) in the form of Klaatu, a Green Nikto who serves Jabba the Hutt.[14] Red Nikto appear in The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002), and Revenge of the Sith (2005).[13]Ima-Gun Di is a Red Nikto Jedi Master in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.[15] Nikto of both subspecies were protecting The Child in the episode "Chapter 1: The Mandalorian" of The Mandalorian.

In the 2016 novel Star Wars: Bloodline, the Red Nikto crime lord Rinnrivin Di heads a dangerous cartel based on the planet Bastatha.[16][17]

The bombardment of Kintan by stellar radiation from the explosion of a nearby star had sparked rapid evolution in its native species. For several centuries, the Niktos were ruled over by a violent and fanatical religious organization called the Cult of M'dweshuu, which was much despised by the majority of Kintan's population. When the Hutts were waging a war against Xim the Despot, they saw the Niktos' situation as an opportunity to recruit another servant species into their army. A fleet of Huttese starships bombarded the Cult of M'dweshuu's stronghold from orbit, wiping it out, and the grateful Niktos eagerly signed the Treaty of Vontor, placing themselves in servitude to the Hutts indefinitely.[citation needed]


The Noghri are a primitive humanoid species with steely gray skin. They are extremely skilled assassins due to their innate abilities at stealth and hand-to-hand combat. Like the Wookiees, they respect honor above all else.

The Noghri are natives of the planet Honoghr, which was ravaged by toxins from a Trade Federation core ship destroyed in battle during the Clone Wars. Darth Vader visited the planet some time later under the guise of helping it recover from the ecological disaster, in exchange recruiting most of the young males of the planet into a bond of servitude as the personal assassins of Emperor Palpatine.

With the Noghri still in service to the Galactic Empire five years after the death of Palpatine, Grand Admiral Thrawn orders them to kidnap the pregnant Leia Organa Solo. Realizing that neither she nor her children would be truly safe as long as the Noghri serve the Empire, she goes to Honoghr in order to convince the Noghri to leave the Empire's service. Through their acute sense of smell, the Noghri easily recognize Leia as the daughter of the revered Vader, and she is able to use this fact to convince the Noghri that the Empire has been lying to them and has kept them in virtual slavery for many years. As a result, the Noghri turn against the Empire. Thrawn dies when his Noghri bodyguard Rukh turns on him and stabs him.

Following the death of Thrawn, the Noghri ally themselves with the New Republic. They help resettle the Noghri to other planets (including Wayland) to give Honoghr time to heal. Leia and her entire family become very highly respected figures in Noghri society. The Noghri save the Solo family from a Yuuzhan Vong strike force.[citation needed] Much like Chewbacca did with Han Solo, the Noghri always make sure Leia has bodyguards.

The Noghri appear extensively in the Thrawn trilogy of novels, written by Timothy Zahn, and are also playable in the Forces of Corruption Expansion for Star Wars Empire at War, armed with disrupter rifles.


Nosaurians are reptilian creatures that have spikes on their head and beaklike mouths. One notable Nosaurian is the Podracer Clegg Holdfast.


The Ogemite are a near-Human avian race native to the planet Ogem. They have yellow skin and short, blond, feather-like hair, similar to the Omwati.


Although the Omwati are not a branch of humanity, the differences are extremely small. The Omwati skin is a bluish color and their eyes are generally blue or black. The size of an adult Omwati borders that of a human, although their morphology is typically slightly frailer with regard to females. There are very few Omwati with a stout physiology. Their most striking characteristic is their "hair" which appears to be made of small, diaphanous feathers of an iridescent color. Omwati do not have any other hair.[citation needed]

The Omwati rarely left their homeworld and rarely took part in galactic events, until Wilhuff Tarkin enslaved the youngest of their species to serve as Imperial scientists. Qwi Xux is perhaps the best-known member of the Omwati species. She was a researcher at the Imperial Maw Installation and a principal designer of the Death Star. The Rogue Jedi Kyp Durron ripped her memories of both this technology and her past from her mind.[citation needed]


The Ongree are a bizarre looking species from the Skustell Cluster. The Jedi Pablo-Jill was an Ongree.[citation needed]


The Ortolans are a race of fat, blue-skinned creatures with long snouts, not all that different from a small elephant. One example is Max Rebo, head of The Max Rebo Band, contracted to play in Jabba the Hutt's Tatooine palace. Possessing a love of food and music, these small aliens are also adept at surviving the frigid temperatures of their homeworld Orto.[18]


Large manta-ray like creatures that were encountered by Lando Calrissian during his early adventures in the Outer Rim. They live in a nebula called ThonBoka where they are nourished by nutrients from their sun. They live in the vacuum of space and have the unusual ability to travel through hyperspace for short distances. If an Oswaft is deprived of nutrients from a star for too long it will turn opaque and die.[citation needed] They can also subsist on the waste products of spaceships such as the Millennium Falcon and produce waste in the form of valuable minerals.

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  1. ^In Rae Carson's novelization of the 2019 film The Rise of Skywalker, it is revealed that Emperor Palpatine had also discovered Plagueis' "secret to immortality", using this knowledge to resurrect himself.


  1. ^"Grievous, General: The Expanded Universe". Star Wars: Databank. Lucasfilm. 2006. Retrieved 2006-08-11.
  2. ^"Grievous, General: The Movies". Star Wars: Databank. Lucasfilm. 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-23.
  3. ^"Plo Koon". Star Wars: Databank. Lucasfilm. 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-23.
  4. ^"Gaff". Star Wars: Databank. Lucasfilm. 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-23.
  5. ^Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, The Visual Dictionary, p.61
  6. ^"Mirialan". 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2016-12-20.
  7. ^"Mon Calamari". Star Wars: Databank. Lucasfilm. 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-23.
  8. ^SWCA: Star Wars Rebels: Past, Present, and Future Panel Liveblog |
  9. ^Star Wars #103 (January 1986), Marvel Comics
  10. ^Lucasfilm (30 May 2002). "Silas Carson: Hero with a Thousand Faces". Lucas Online. Archived from the original on 3 January 2008.
  11. ^Veitch, Tom, Bruce R.; Cam Kennedy; Jim Baikie (September 2006). Star Wars: Dark Empire II. Dark Horse. ISBN .
  12. ^"Databank: Nikto (Green)". Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  13. ^ ab"Databank: Nikto (Red)". Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  14. ^"Databank: Klaatu". Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  15. ^"Databank: Ima-Gun Di". Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  16. ^Agar, Chris (May 11, 2016). "The Biggest Revelations From Star Wars: Bloodline". Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  17. ^Granshaw, Lisa (May 10, 2016). "Behind Star Wars: Bloodline: An interview with author Claudia Gray". Blastr. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  18. ^"Orto", Stephen J. Sansweet, The Star Wars Encyclopedia (New York: Del Rey, 1998), p. 220. ISBN 0-345-40227-8.

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Star Wars Creature Profiles: Varactyl from Revenge of the Sith


In this Star Wars Creature Profile, we learn all about the varactyl, a reptilian/avian creature introduced in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

When I was younger, I plied the pages of Wookieepedia for information about the things, people and places that make up the galaxy far, far away. In this new installment of Star Wars Creature Profiles, I’m continuing the learning tradition by telling you all about the varactyl.

What is it?

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The varactyl is a reptavian, which according to Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia is a cross between a reptile and a bird. You can see the amalgamation in the photo of the varactyl from Revenge of the Sith. Its body is lizard-like and scaly-skinned, but it also has feathers on its head and spine.

Where does it live?

The varactyl lives on Utupau, a planet pockmarked by massive sinkholes. This creature is perfectly suited to navigating the rough vertical terrain of the sinkholes, as it can jump as well as fall from great distances without hurting itself.

What Star Wars story does it appear in?

The varactyl appears in the Revenge of the Sith movie and novelization.

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How is it important to Star Wars storytelling?

Boga, the varactyl in Revenge of the Sith, is Obi-Wan Kenobi’s faithful mount on Utupau as he chases after General Grievous. Without Boga, Obi-Wan would not have been able to traverse the sinkholes nearly as easily. Moreover, it is possible that Boga saved Obi-Wan’s life. In the Revenge of the Sith novelization, the author, Matthew Stover, describes Boga taking the brunt of an explosion, thereby saving Obi-Wan from the onslaught of his traitorous clone troopers. It is unknown of the varactyl survived, though in the novelization Obi-Wan believes she died. This scene has not been confirmed in canon, however. It’s something to ask Star Wars guru Pablo Hidalgo about, perhaps.

It’s cool creatures like the varactyl that bring the Star Wars universe to life. I also love the idea that Boga sacrificed herself for Obi-Wan; it implies she made a conscious decision to do so as if she was intelligent. And perhaps she was. The Force runs strong in nature in the Star Wars universe.

What do you think of the varactyl? Tell us your opinion in the comments below.






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