This is a list of creatures in the fictional Star Wars universe. In order to be listed here, creatures must be noted in multiple canonical sources.
is a large non-sapient creature resembling a praying mantis
. It is equipped with three eyes and 6 legs with four digits each, the fourth of which terminating in elongated scythe-like claws. As a carnivore, it possess a mouth full of long, sharp teeth. Its planet of origin is Vendaxa, but the Acklay has adapted to several other environments, including the lush floral landscape of Felucia
, the planet where famed Jedi master Aayla Secura
was killed, as well as the harsh deserts of Geonosis. One was loosed in the Petranaki arena and attempted to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi
during the events of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
, but was defeated by the Jedi Master when the Jedi reinforcements arrived. They can also be found in Star Wars: Battlefront II
during the "Heart of Darkness" level on the "Rise of the Empire" mode. They also featured at various locations in the MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies
Ash Angels are one of the very few creatures that live on the harsh violent environment of Sullust. It stands just under 1 meter tall and has a wingspan of 2.5 meters. It survives by consuming ash. It has several eyes which it uses to see scrumptious ash "pellets".
The Asyyriak is a predator that lives in the forests of Kashyyk
. It spends most of its time high above the forest floor and jumping from tree branch to tree branch. It ranges from 1 to 2 meters long and has a thin body that's no more than .35 meters in diameter. It has an elongated head with a pointed snout filled with sharp, grinding teeth. It is omnivorous
. It has six legs, which are positioned along its very flexible spine, to provide a highly maneuverable frame. Each foot has four toes, each toe ends in razor sharp talons. Its body is covered with long brown and green hair, which lies on top of green skin.
Asyyriaks primarily prey upon avians and other small animals. A few small wookiee children are lost each year because of the Asyyriak. Asyyriaks hibernate during cold seasons, choosing hollow tree trunks for dens.
creatures found in scattered areas of Tatooine
. They are harmless animals
that filter sand
through baleen plates
in their stomachs
to consume small organisms
living inside of it. As they are unable to move through thick sand
areas they are only found in the large sand dune
areas. They "swim" through sand
by usage of their eight legs
which all have webbed feet to propel their massive bodies
through the dunes
. Unlike a whale
they do not use a blowhole
to get oxygen
, they have a long tube
that projects from their back
that they are able to breathe
through while under the sand
At one point baleen whaletortoise were hunted nearly to extinction as a single specimen was able to feed two dozen humans, forty jawas or seven and a half eopies for over a week, but a law has been put into effect limiting the number of whaletortoise that can be hunted. Other common usages for a hunted whaletortoise are using the skin to create clothing, the baleen to make a very firm but soft bedding, and the breathing tube can be fashioned into a flute-like instrument known as a tochrarm. The tochrarm is the favorite instrument of Jur-Tin, a common performer at the cantina.
Baleen whaletortoise are not male nor female. All animals are able to produce offspring through self-fertilization. The calves are born after 12 months and are large enough to defend themselves from womprat attacks. calves will typically stay with the parent for only two weeks, after which they will move off on their own into the wild. It is believed that they can consume large amounts of barontagash in a single gulp. They are very knowledgeable of the force.
, 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.
is a colossal, shaggy, mammalian mount
with circularly-curved ram
-like horns, Herds of woolly banthas inhabit the desert wastes of Tatooine
in the outer Rim, as well as grasslands and plains of other worlds throughout the Star Wars
galaxy. Since banthas are found in such a large number of agricultural systems, it is believed that early space settlers transported the species to new worlds. 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 from its tatooine cousin 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
. The common bantha is by far the most numerous, but as banthas are found on a multitude of worlds, more subspecies may yet be discovered in the Star Wars universe. Generally beasts of burden, the tall, gentle creatures are intelligent, dependable, and trustworthy. They are extremely strong, able to carry up to five hundred kilos of cargo, or five human-sized passengers, including a driver. Because of their rocking gait, many first-time bantha riders have been known to complain of motion sickness. Although banthas prefer to move at a slow pace, they can run at great speeds when necessary, and stories of banthas stampedes are commenplace on all the worlds they inhabit. Banthas are extremely adaptable, abiding comfortably in all sorts of climates, able to survive for weeks without food or water. From world to world, batha subspecies vary in size, colortaion, social groupings, behavior and metabolic specifics but one commanality is that surprisingly, these mostly gentle giants are herbivores
. On Tatooine, banthas live on meager sand lichen mats found either in protected hollows or just under the sand. Due to their size and internal stores, they can live for nearly a month without sustenance. In addition to being beasts of burden, banthas are a valuable source of nourishment for many cultures. Bantha meat is edible, and their skin and long, thick fur can be used for clothing. Bantha-skin goods such as boots and luggage are expensive luxuries on some planets in the Star Wars universe. Furhermore, Bantha bones and horns are carved by members of several cultures to make tools, ornaments, and toys. Banthas exhibit many of the traits typical of herd animals. Wild banthas have been known to gather dead in bantha graveyards. When attackd, they usually flee, and most bantha species will only fight in efense of the herd and their young. In the event that they are trapped, or when young banthas must be defended, male banthas will form a circle around their calves and cows, using their large tapering horns and three-meter-wide size to protect the herd. They strike by lowering their heads and ramming their large spiral horns into an attacker. Some cultures have taken advantage of the bantha's horns and bulk by using domesticated breeds as beasts of war, spurring them to charge at foes and trample them underfoot. On Tatooine
, woolly banthas have been left to roam free in the harsh desert climate, and the species has flourished. they are the transportation of choice for the native Tusken Raiders
, who have a special and unique relationship with their mounts. Upon reaching the age of five, a Tusken Raider is teamed up with a young bantha, and the two develop an emotional bond that lasts a lifetime. If its master dies, a "widowed" bantha will often fly into a suicidal rage. The tribe then waits until the bantha tires of its rampage, afterward turning it out into the wilderness to survive on its own. usually, the unfortunate bantha dies of grief and dehydration. Likewise, if the bantha mount is the first to perish, the Tusken Raider to whom it was bonded will become inconsolable to the point of ruthlessly attacking others in the clan, or even taking his or her own life. If such Tusken Raiders do not die from their despair, they are sent out into the desert on a vision quest, to contact the spirit of there fallen bantha partner. If the bantha companion guides them to the afterlife, they will expire in the barren wastelands of Tatooine
. If, however, their former mount wishes them to live, it will guie them to a new, riderless bantha, which then becomes their new companion. Tusken Raiders who return with a fresh mount are given high honor in their communties. In the teräs käsi
fighting technique mastered and favored by Darth Maul
, one of the moves is called 'Charging Bantha.'
Banthas can be seen in video games and the movie Star Wars: A New Hope
. In some star systems, Banthas can grow up to 5.0 meters.
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.
Beldons are colossal floating beasts found in the clouds of Bespin
. Beldons grow to a diameter of several kilometers across. They are essentially living gasbags. Their shape is roughly spherical, flat at the bottom with hair-thin tentacles. They move in huge herds of 500-3000, drifting through the atmosphere and feeding on airborne algae.
are large 7 m (23 ft) 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..
Bith are short creatures with dome-shaped heads and small, black eyes. They are said to possess innate musical ability; The Mos Eisley Cantina Band
Blase tree goat
The Blase tree goat
is a lazy creature that looks like a cross between a goat
and a sloth
. They hardly move except to get leaves on other branches.
Blenjeel sand worm
The sandy, uncolonized world of Blenjeel
appears to have no lifeforms, until prey sets foot on the sand. Gigantic carnivorous caterpillar-like creatures with round mouths filled with sharp teeth, called Blenjeel sand worms
, inhabit the planet, and will consume the unwary stranded traveler. The worms are blind, but can detect motion. They are somewhat like the Wandrella
. In one of the Jedi Knight games, Kyle Katarn
battles a much bigger sand worm with six longer, sharper claws, while in Jedi Academy, Jaden Korr
must repair his or her ship by scanvenging parts strewn over the sand, avoiding sandworms using Force Speed. They are analogous to the sandworms of Dune
Screenshot of a Blenjeel sandworm
The Blenjeel somewhat looks like the character "Jeff the Worm" from Men In Black 2
The Blistmok Raptor
is a wild and fearsome lizard native to the planet of Mustafar
. They're usually dark red or a dark teal color. They are fast and deadly but if raised from a baby make loyal and fearsome companions.
is a lizard
used for transportation on the forest moon of Endor
. It is typically used as a beast of burden by the pirates of Endor known as the "Marauders"
Boga is a varactyl
in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
, Obi-Wan picks her to ride on whilst looking for General Greivous
on the planter Utapau
The creature then dies by getting shot and drowned during Order 66
is a leathery-winged airborne creature that lives in the swamps
is a large, green, quadrupedal
creature that lives primarily on Dxun
are quadrupedal scavenger vermin
, which grow up to half a meter (1.65 ft) in length. They can be found amongst the garbage and trash on thousands of civilized planets. They are protected from the environment and predators by strong, armored scales on their bodies.
is a herbivorous equine
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
The "bouncer" is a native bird to the world of Ruusan, home of the final conflict between the Brotherhood of Darkness and Army of Light. It is covered in green fur and though it has no eyes, communicates through small words and images in the force. The death of the bouncer Laa led to the girl Rain's turn to the dark side. "Bad dreams coming Rain, bad dreams coming."
are mechanical arachnids
that house brains of B'morrean monks that have reached enlightenment
that build mud huts
. They are known to mercilessly destroy Gungan
settlements, and bursas, led by the warlord Boss Rogoe
, destroyed Boss Gallo
's village, Otoh Sancture
, 3000 years before the Battle of Naboo
. However, a clan of Bursas allied with Gallo in the siege
of Rongo's fortress after Gallo's forces healed the injured Bursa chief.
is a monstrous dragonfly
, about 1.5 m (4.9 ft) long, which flies the skies of Kashyyyk
inhabit the forest moon of Dxun
. Cannoks are small, annoying creatures that have the ability to consume anything, including mechanical components. Some were transported to Telos
to aid in the restoration project on the surface after it was bombarded by Darth Malak
, where they were sent to keep the herbivore
population under control. However, when Czerka Corporation started to take control of the planet, and the Ithorians
running the planetary restoration project were pushed back, the cannoks ate all of the herbivores, and soon began attacking anything they could.
Canyon Krayt dragon
Canyon Krayt dragons
are a subspecies
of the krayt dragon
that live in the rocky caves and canyons of Tatooine
's desert 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 continuously grow throughout their lifespan, growing stronger with age. They usually feed on womp rats
, and lone banthas
. They are viciously singe-minded and will chase their prey until they catch it or until it escapes the boundaries of the mountains.They have also been known to hold a slightly yellowish green crystal inside of them. Jedi Obi-wan Kenobi saved Luke Skywalker from a group of Sand People on Tatooine by imitating a krayt dragon's cry.
are aggressive, quadrupedal
, herd animals
from the planet Elom
. Although they are omnivores
, these beasts are quick to anger and prefer meat. They gore their prey with their hardened snouts and can dig soil quickly with there sharp hooves.
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 are breathe air, they can hold their breath underwater for up to 20 minutes; similarly, their webbed paws make for easy swimming.
is a black-feathered carrion
, similar to a vulture
. They live on Tatooine
The climbing tauntaun
is a small subspecies
that can climb the walls of caves in order to find lichens
to eat. They live on Hoth
Colo claw fish
Colo Claw Fish
are immense underwater carnivores
that dwell in the porous caverns of the Naboo
core, appearing in 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, hence the name. 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 injested, weak stomach acids and poison assist in the stupefication of live prey.
The colo claw fish's lethargic digestive process means it hunts less than the other underwater predators of Naboo's depths, but is no less dangerous. If threatened, the colo will lash out with amazing speed. The beast can release a bizarre hydrosonic shriek that stuns its prey. Its bite delivers a powerful poison to further immobilize its victim. They also have immense jaws hinged to allow the swallowing of large prey whole. Its temporomandibular claws help push prey down its throat, and its stomach expands to hold large amounts of food. After gorging itself, the colo retreats to its cave dwelling to hibernate and digest. Representations of the aquatic monster have been part of the Naboo folk culture for ages, often used to symbolize distrust and fear. This fish is also in a downloadable location (ancient research faculty) for Star Wars Battlefront 2.
The conduit worm
is a long worm
that lives in the electrical wiring
channels of underground Coruscant
and thrives on the electrical currents
sent through them. They may also be attracted to the electric activity in brains, if they do not find a stronger electrical power source to feed on. As such, many a person has awoken on Coruscant to find one of the worm's feelers
creeping into their ears. The worms can end up on starships, causing power outages, and are treated as vermin
are flying reptiles
from the forest moon of Endor
. They have excellent eyesight and massive fangs for tearing through even the thickest hides. They often capture their prey alive and carry it back to their caves. They have a wingspan of approximately 3 m (9.8 ft).
The Coruscanti ogre
is a large sentient
being 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.
The Cracian Thumper
is a widely used bipedal beast of burden
used on human
-populated worlds throughout the galaxy, including Jomark. 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.
, a creature native to Wyndigal II
, a planet with extreme ultraviolet radiation exposure
, 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.
is a zombie
-like sentient humanoid
that, 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.
In the novel Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter, the Jedi Padawan Darsha Assant, the information broker Lorn Pavan, and Pavan's protocol droid, I5-YQ, were being tracked by Darth Maul and were captured by a group of Cthons, though they escaped when I5-YQ was re-activated and 'screamed.' The sound, horribly painful to humans, caused absolute agony to the Cthons due to their overlarge ears. While Maul was tracking them, he too was attacked by the Cthons; however, he killed eight or nine, sending the rest running for their lives.
are huge long-necked reptilian fish
that are native to the oceans of the planet Chad
are a species native to Ord Cestus
with the ability to use the Force
. They were the biological part of the JK-13
are four-legged lizard-like
creatures with wings and a two part beak. They fly the skies of Utapau
, 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.
Derkolo are a sentient species native to the planet Sileron
are large reptilian
creatures native to Tatooine
. They are commonly used as beasts of burden
. They are active during the day but sluggish at night, when temperatures drop on the desert planet. They were used by the Empire
while searching Tatooine for R2-D2
. Dewbacks were later used to patrol Mos Eisley
after the Sandtroopers "pacified" the planet. To control these huge beasts, Sandtroopers, such as Darrik Jelso
, used large polearms
called static pikes. These monstrous lizards get their names from licking the dew off other herd members backs early in the morning.
, 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
. They are primarily scavengers
, and only pose a threat to living creatures when starving or frightened. One dianoga tried to eat Luke Skywalker
in the Death Star's
trash compactor, while Dash Rendar
had to deal with several of these creatures, including a giant one, in the sewers of Imperial City
. Like sharks
, dianogas are attracted to movement and splashes in the water. They vary from green to brown.
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.
are long, ferocious creatures, native to the swamps of Dagobah
. To one of them is attributed the attack on R2-D2
in The Empire Strikes Back
. In the teräs käsi
fighting technique mastered and favoured by Darth Maul
, one of the moves is called 'Dancing Dragon Snake.'
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
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.
is a small, reddish-brown beetle
, native to the Yuuzhan Vong
galaxy. Dweebits could be 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, Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds and Star Wars Galaxies. The quadruped mammals are distinguished by their pale skin and long flexible snouts (it looks rather like a Macrauchenia). An eopies's pale, white skin helps keep the creature cool by reflecting the intense sunlight of the planet's twin stars. A special hinged skull allows for a very flexible, elongated snout and a broader range for sharp incisors. Eopies get most of their moisture from desert lichens and tubers.
Eopies reach maturity around six standard years of age and their average lifespan is 90 standard years, however like most creatures, the animal weakens with age. Young eopies are much more vulnerable to the harsh desert conditions of the twin-sunned world. A young eopie needs to consume more food than a mature one and is also unable to carry as heavy a load. Newborn eopies are slow and awkward and are preyed upon by some of the more dangerous creatures of Tatooine. Older eopies are kept by the planet's moisture farmers to eat desert weeds that absorbs the planet's already valuable moisture. They are also used as transports across the vast desert plains of the arid planet. They also have imperturbable dispositions, reacting to surprises with mild interest instead of panic.
Eopies are renowned for their endurance and ability to carry a lot of cargo. They also have a reputation of being stubborn or grumpy creatures. This however, could be attributed to their owners, who often push these animals to the limit, packing them with extremely heavy loads.
The Ewok is a small, sentient furry creature who lives in trees on the forest moon of Endor. They live in villages hung hundreds of feet off the forest floor, and are very primitive. Despite their extremely short and unimposing stature and obnoxiously unadvanced weapons, they were instrumental in destroying the second death star's planetary shield generator.
are green furred, baboon
-like creatures with four rear limbs and four front limbs. They sometimes are punctured by thorny Blba trees and eaten by carnivorous snails. They live in the Dantarian Savannahs
(source:Medstar duology, Legacy of the Jedi.) Reptilian sentients with the ability to give off pheremones which can affect many species in the desired manner. their skin usually changes color when they give off pheromones
. Some pheremones given off work through the skin, due to their protein based nature. They are average height. Some have been known to be force-sensitive.
The Falumpaset is a large mammal native to Naboo, appearing in 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. They were, however, known for their stubborn and uncooperative temperament.
The Gungans used them to pull their Battle Wagons at the Battle of Naboo. In the following victory parade, Boss Nass rode a falumpaset through the streets of Theed. For in-universe details, see the StarWars.com databank entry
Fambaas are the largest terrestrial herbivores of the Naboo swamp, appearing in 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 102. 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 breasts. In wars and battles such as the Battle of Naboo, Fambaas were seen as mech units, being used to carry portable shield generators for protecting their armies. The main breeding herds are so large they are traditionally swamp pastured in sacred areas. There are also special Fambaa stables inside underwater bubble cities. Occasionally these animals suffer predation by the Sando,they are in fact the only natural predator of the adult faamba. Females lay large numbers of sticky, gelatinous eggs, which they deposit in puddles and underwater. The young hatch with moist skin and gills then, upon maturity, the gills disappear and their skin hardens. For more information, see the Fambaa entry on StarWars.com
Felucian ground beetle
Felucian ground beetles
, also known as gelagrubs
, are large insects
that live on planet Felucia
are harmless, slow-moving creatures that consume lichen
. 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.
-like creatures that live on Kashyyyk
. They are mostly solitary creatures.
Alien Firaxan sharks
live on the ocean planet of Manaan
. They appeared in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
, predatory rodents
on the planet Gorsh
, who await their prey in trees, and then leap down and impale them with razor-sharp forelimbs.
are pack hunting predatory
lizards that live on Gestron
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. Very close relation to a Vynock or Mynock. Mynocks can be seen in Episode V when Han lands the Millennium Falcon in the asteroid. The Vynock are an offshoot of the Fynock breed that are much more agile and also live on Talus and Corellia.
are humanoid creatues with pig-like features. Most are about 1.8 m tall, and weight about 100 kg. Distinguishing features include green or brown skin, yellow tusks and horns, a pig-like snout and jowled cheeks. Jabba the Hutt
used Gammorreans as guards and enforcers.
are massive, furred predators
found predominantly on planets in the Filve sector and Bothan
worlds, and can grow more that 3.5 m (11.5 ft) tall and 5 m (16.4 ft) long. Despite their 600 kg (1,320 lbs) mass, they can outrun most Humans
in a sprint. They are protected by thick external skull plates and beaks, reinforeced by thick layers of cartilage
, and finally covered over all parts of their body except on its head by thick fur.
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, though many Coruscanti hate them because they form into vast, shrieking flocks.
-like creatures that live in the forests of Wayland
are leathery-winged bird
creatures that live on Naboo
and the forest moon of Endor
creature native to Geonosis
. Their main weapon is a sonic ray gun. Like many real life insects, Geonosians live in large colonies.
are large reptilian predators
from the bayous
, 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.
are small, frog
-like creatures which will 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
are tunneling 1 m (3.3 ft) long predators
, found on many planets. They are covered by sharp, flexible scales that move to propel the worms through sand or soil at speeds up to 40 km/h (25 mph). They are also hunted for their skin for use as clothing, and their slime
for use as adhesive
See opee sea killer
are what Jar Jar Binks
calls opee sea killers, when he, Obi-Wan Kenobi
and Qui-Gon Jinn
are almost captured and eaten by one.
Naboo. A large, purple pterodactyl like creature with a wingspan of 100 m. There are large feathers on its chest which the Gunguns use. It is believed to have a large opening beneath its throat, that emits a horrifyingly disguting secretion with a reddish color, this is done to attract other Goffbirds.
A squat, ugly, quadrupedal omnivore
, native to the planet Hethar
are now bred as domesticated herd animals
on many planets for their extremely nutritious meat.
originate from the planet Ealor
, and are dangerous bipedal predators
that are considered "pre-sentients" by the scientists of the Galactic Empire
, as they seem to be almost achieving sentience
. They grow up to 2.5 m (8.2 ft) tall and possess great eyesight.
originate from the planet Dantooine
and walk like gorillas
the colors range from green to redish orange and are about the size of rancors. They also possess the same agressivness as rancors.
are fat animals with spikes on their backs and large udders
. They live on Alderaan
, and Haruun Kal
, flightless creatures from the planet Paramatan
wings, seem to be the evolutionary
link between reptiles
. They also use echolocation
to seek their food and stun them with powerful ultrasonic waves
emitted from their throat sacs.I would highly recommend that you beware of its largas sack below its back. This lethal sack can emitt quite the odor when stimulated. Do not prvoke this mighty creature
Little is known about the grees
, an obscure alien species, except the fact that Clone Commander Gree (CC-1004) took his name from them. It is stated that they are so little known in the Republic
, that if he ever met someone who knew what his name meant, he would have found a kindred spirit.
-like creatures that live on Naboo
are known to keep them as pets.
are dangerous predatory fish
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.
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, though both species maintain the same loyalty to their rider.
are self-inflating creatures, used in gullipud ball games on planets like Naboo
creatures native to the swamps of Naboo
. Gungans first appeared in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
. A notable Gungan is Jar-Jar Binks
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. Han Solo
was certainly paying Luke
a great compliment when he claimed that the convalescing Jedi
apprentice looked "strong enough to pull the ears off a gundark."
are like a cross between a bear
and a baboon
. They hibernate
during the winters on Hok
and have a fierce temper.
are purple or red creatures with a curved beak and leathery wings. They can be found on civilized worlds like Coruscant
are enormous reptilian creatures native to the world of Nelvaan
. A fully grown horax stands over 15 meters tall at the shoulder. They are solidly built quadrupeds with thick, knobby skin. The carnivorous reptile has a mouth filled with sharp teeth, but none are more impressive than the four enormous saber-like fangs that protrude from the monster's maw. A horax has a set of shovel-like horns at the end of its snout, which it uses to uproot entire trees and split open siltcrawler burrows to eat entire hibernating colonies whole. Horax tails are long, heavy, lined with sharp spurs and end in a club of dense bone.
Thankfully for the denizens of Nelvaan, horaxes are rare -- a dying breed not faring well with the climatic changes the planet is undergoing. Due to their huge size and territorial nature, only one horax is ever encountered within a large area of the planet, and its size makes it easy to detect upon approach.
The native Nelvaanians of Rokrul village have discovered that a horax is repelled by the scent given off by a special elixir made from the tail scales of the creature. One scale can produce enough of the pungent mixture to paint a perimeter around their village that lasts an entire Nelvaanian year. This protective ring has become an important element in the tribal culture of the Nelvaanians. Each year, young Nelvaanian males are sent to find a sleeping horax and return with a tail scale. Doing such is a rite of passage, granting that Nelvaanian into the upper ranks of the village's warrior scouts. Nelvaanian should first confirm that horaxes being sent are pure male before they can be brought by Nelvaanian
are grazers and herd beasts
living on the plains of the planet Essowyn
, and are primary source of food for the Saurton
, the local sentient
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.
Humans are native to many different worlds and are characterized by multidimensional complex personalities, that are both individual and unique. The only race accepted as pure by Emperor Palpatine.
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.
, 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
, which explains their nickname. They have the ability to become almost invisible
, making them extremely dangerous to the unwary. When the corpses of the ancient Sith are violated, a pack of Hssiss will soon appear. They can inflict a painful bite, or strike with their heavy, spiked tails. They were common on Korriban
, protecting the bodies of the dead Dark Jedi
there, at the time that the Jedi Exile
visited the planet.The mother of all of a pack will be trained to kill on contact.
Iegon bull worrt
Iegon bull worrt
s are related to the worrts
. They live in the swamps
are a hammer-headed humanoid species seen during the Mos Eisley Cantina
scene on Tatooine
in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
are fleet-footed ungulates
that live on the plains of Naboo
are bipedal ungulates
with one horn, a long kangaroo
-like tail and brown fur. They live on Muunilinist
Jawa solitary creatures that inhabit Tatooine. They roam the land on sandcrawlers and deal in trade among others. Anakin Skywalker converses with them on Episode II, Attack of the Clones, when he goes to look for his mother, Shmi, after she was kidnapped by Tusken Raiders. Jawas are enemies of the Tusken Raiders.
The androids R2-D2 and C-3PO were sold to Luke Skywalker by the Jawas in A New Hope, Episode 4.
are solitary creatures that live on Mimban
. They are extremely temperamental and often attack without warning.
are large, flightless reptavians
that live on the planet Naboo
use them as mounts
. They are featherless, as large as horses
, have two thick legs, and have a duck
-like bill which they use to catch fish
. They tend to make moaning sounds
, as seen in Lego Star Wars
and other games
which include them.
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.
are a wirey breed of bantha
that live on Kashyyyk
. They are usually found in herds, in order to better defend themselves.
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", and presumably is the male of the species, while the smaller variant is the female. They are often used as guard dogs
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 favoured by wealthy crime lords such as the Hutts. They originally appear in Dark Forces, where in the main character, Kyle Katarn, is forced to face them, without weapons, after being captured by Jabba the Hutt. The Kell Dragon stands 2.4 m (8 ft) tall, and 6.1 m (20 ft) long. Covered in grey scales, its prime method of attack is to dive forward and bite.
are large, venomous arachnid
-like creatures that live on Dantooine
. A dead one was used to attract a Terentatek
in the shadow lands of Kashyyyk
, during Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
. They also appear as nuisances on Dantooine
in KOTOR II
. Clearing them out is one of the jobs Zherron gives The Exile.
creatures that eat seeds and live on Kashyyyk
are striped canines
that hunt in packs
and are similar to wolves
-like creatures with stingers
and teeth. They live on Mimban
. As well, giant kouhuns live in the swamps
and shoot poison puffs at their prey. The smaller ones live on are capable of evading even tight security, and are virtually impossible to trace back to their users, and, as such, they are frequently used by assassins
. When used for assassination jobs, they are starved ahead of time, so that, when released, they immediately prey on the closest warm-blooded
life form. Their deadly toxin, released from their teeth, is lethal to their prey at a remarkably fast rate. The stinger is merely painful, and not fatal. This creature was used by Zam Wesell
in her attempt to kill Senator Padmé Amidala
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
. Notable Kowakian monkey-lizards include Salacious Crumb
, Jabba the Hutt
's jester – many Hutts found that monkey-lizards are useful to keep around, as they often parrot out the plans of those plotting against their masters. As evidenced by Jedi Outcast
, calling someone a Kowakian monkey-lizard is a grave insult. These creatures spend most of their nights whooping in laughter in large groups.
are aquatic creatures
that live on Mon Calamari
. They are similar to giant octopuses
, in that they have many tentacles; however, each tentacle ends in a large razor-sharp pincer.
are massive, four-legged, carnivorous
, terrestrial reptiles
native to the planet of Tatooine
. One exceptionally large krayt dragon
's skeleton can be found in the deserts of Tatooine
. They hold one of the rarest crystals in their belly.
are fast, grassland-inhabiting undulates which 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.
Kybucks, which mate for life, raise a yearly litter of two or more foals, which are raised in barb-protected thickets. Parent Kybucks are known to fiercely protect their young.
Wookiees honor the kybuck for having Wookiee-like family instincts, and some leaders even keep kybucks as signs of status. Kybucks are never hunted by Wookiees. The distinguished Jedi Master Yoda, after healing an ill Wookiee princess, was given a kybuck from an elder Wookiee. Yoda brought the creature back with him to Coruscant, but honoring the Jedi way of not claiming ownership over anything, he considered the kybuck as friend instead of a pet. Yoda found that the Kybuck would serve well as a mount, and it was willing to go into battle with him on a few occasions, including during the defensive against General Grievous on the capital planet. Although the creature showed no fear of laser fire Yoda never took it into the thickest parts of the battles. The Jedi Master tried not to make much of an impact on the creature's mind, and to summon it he called it through the Force, for it had no spoken name. It is not known what happened to the kybuck on the night of order 66, the order that turned the clones against their Jedi Masters, but seeing as it was kept deep within the Jedi Temple, it was probably slaughtered in the raid on this landmark. It is also possible that since Yoda was on Kashyyk during Order 66, the Kybuck may have accompanied him there.
is a small herbivorous insect
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.
, resembling angler fish
. Laas live in Naboo
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
. They have a bite which is painful, but not poisonous.
are a species of hard shelled arthropod
. The Mustafar
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 and air of fidgetiness. Lepi developed and pursued stellar travel in response to over crowding on their homworld Coachelle Prime
, though the Coachelle system seems to have enough space for the species. They live in vast warrens beneath the surface of their system, including much of the asteroid belt. The lepi enjoy a high reproductive rate. A mother lepi will have up to three dozen offspring in her lifepsan, and the lepi mature sexually at the age of 10 standard years. Lepi are proud and closely tied to their large families. Threy are quick-witted, gregarious, and often quite humorous , but they anger easily and do not abide insults to there families or to their species.
are small, opossum
from the fourth moon of Yavin
. They are readily identified by their luxurious red fur, sharp teeth and claws, and hairless, bone-plated tail which ends in wicked barbs. Though nasty when cornered, Lopers will tend to avoid conflict with larger creatures.
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. Most caverns and underground dwellings are protected by blast doors.
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. Startling a malia can sometimes be remedied by backing away slowly and not looking them in the eyes. At night, they would most likely not have backed down, and would have been much harder to kill if they fought.
Mandalorians are a race 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. In the second game of Knights of the Old Republic you meet the new Mandalore, Canderous Ordo who wants to reunite all the Mandalorians and send them to a stronhold on the moon Dxun, he soon helps the Jedi Exile reach the planet Onderon to find a lost Master Jedi known as Kavar. He then joins the Exile to find more Mandalorians on other planets. Slaughtering the planet's population of mythosaurs, the race erect cities made of their prey's bones. They were
also know to live on the planet Danntoine.
The race's leaders take the name "Mandalore", to honor their first leader. Eventually, the race's leader Mandalore the First is bested in combat by the rising Sith lord Ulic Qel-Droma, and the Mandalorians become affiliated as warriors for the Sith, although the race would work for anyone with enough credits.
After two sith wars (see Knights of the Old Republic), and a civil war within the Mandalorian ranks, a bounty hunter named Durge manages to assassinate a member of their rank 60 years prior to Episode IV. This event virtually wipes out the Mandalore, with the exception of Jango Fett and a few survivors. Jango would later become the source of the clone trooper army, along with the remaining Mandalores that would serve as clone trainers. Eventually, only Jango's genetic "son", Boba Fett, remains, although one of Jango's clones goes rogue and restarts the Mandalore race.
, a cross between a ram
and a kangaroo
, live in the mountains of Genesia
, they are also native to the forest moon of Endor
are creatures that can be found across the galaxy, including Geonosis
. They are used as pets and guards. They are owned by Tusken Raiders as seen in Attack of the clones.
that live in troops on Kashyyyk
-like creatures with ten legs which 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. Most of Roon's population owns mogo farms.
are strong, horned mammals
that live on Naboo
. They look like a cross between a rhinoceros
and a hippopotamus
with orange-tan, white-striped hides, motts are easily domesticated
are medium-sized, solitary creatures that often get together to feed or mate. They look similar to bears
Mustafar lava flea
Mustafar lava fleas
are massive artropods from Mustafar
. Although bulky in appearance, they are light enough to walk on the crust of the lava flows and their legs allow them to jump 30 m (98 ft) in one leap. Native Mustafarians
use their discarded shells for protection from the heat of the lava, while northern Mustafarians also use the lava flea as mounts
. It has also been recounted that Mustafarians must ride a Lava Flea in normal clothing across one of the lava waterfalls to be considered a man.
The mutriok is a four-legged creature found on Socorro. It is often preyed on by the tra'cor.
are white yak
-like creatures that live on Mygeeto
is a leathery-looking silicon
-based organism, that grow up to 1.6 m (5.25 ft) long, with wingspans
of up to 1.25 m (4.1 ft), that feed on electrical energy. They are often found leeching power from spacecraft
, as mynocks are one of the few species that could live in the vacuum of space, feeding on stellar radiation and "silicon and other minerals from asteroids and other space debris". Mynocks also have bat-like wings which they used to fly in the atmosphere
. They reproduced by mitosis
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 migrations were the famed migrations of Roon, where the sky could literally become darkened from swarms of these creatures.
Despite being a silicon-based life form, a properly prepared mynock could be ingested by carbon-based life forms; they were sometimes used in Twi'lek cuisine. The Jedi Order, in honor of the mynock's skill at evading attack, named a form of lightsaber combat after the beast, called Soresu.
are small, reptilian herbivores
, native to Ambria
. They walk on their hind legs, and are capable of reaching speeds of up to 60 km/h (37 mph). Neeks cluster in flocks, using numbers and a short sleep cycle
to evade predators
. They are sometimes kept as pets.
are large-eyed, amphibian and reptilian-like bipeds
native to the planet of Neimoidia
. Many Neimoidians
are wealthy businessmen. However, some Neimoidians
aren't concerned with honesty as much as monetary gain or self-safety in certain situations. Nute Gunray
is one notable Neimoidian
. In the third movie Star Wars episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, Anakin(Darth Vader)kills the Neimoidian Separatist leaders on the planet Mustafar.
are quadrupeds that resembles a hairless, muscly 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.
are grumpy, antlered herbivores
, resembling yaks
, raised on many planets, including Alderaan
, for their milk and meat. The average nerf is roughly half a meter long and well over a meter tall. They have long, dull horns protruding from the head. Herders
of the beasts are well known for being as scruffy looking and surly as their livestock
, and to be called a "nerf herder" (as Han Solo
is by Princess Leia
) is considered a strong insult. It is possible that due to the influence Dune
had on Star Wars
, nerfs are based on sligs (creatures in the Dune
universe), in that being the keeper of sligs is also considered to be an insult.
are native to Idona, one of the continents on its home planet of Cholganna
. Nexus possess tooth-filled maws 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 four-legged carnivores have four eyes also, as the second set, situated next to the first, can see in infrared to find hidden prey. Nexu are frequently kept as prize pieces in hunter's monuments, due to their lethality and difficulty to kill face to face. A Nexu was bent on killing Senator Padme Amidala
in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
, but it was killed by Anakin Skywalker
on his rampaging reek
They are incredibly fast animals, their agility making them top predators and for this reason, are frequently kept as 'guard-cats' in the compounds of major crime lords to sniff out and devour intruders and spies. They are incredibly hard to domesticate, and are kept as a form of execution method in Outer Rim worlds such as Geonosis and Malastare. The Dug crime lord, Sebolto, kept several Nexu specimens inside his massive Malastare complex that encompassed an area the size of a small jungle. Some are pitted against other deadly creatures in animal arenas on violent, uncivilized worlds.
Nexu that escape from such compounds or roam free have been known to be the thorn in the side of colonists and farmers; they kill cattle and are often known to attack small towns themselves, often picking off small children. They are rarely seen in zoos or private reserves as they are hard to tame and will often eat any other animal, including other Nexu. This makes Nexu skin coats and ivory incredibly expensive, and are often adorned by wealthy diplomats and senators.
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.
- The night beast was discovered when an Imperial TIE Fighter crash landed on Yavin IV near the Massaassi Temple and the Night Beast emerged to wreak havoc on the secret rebel base that was concealed there.
- With the aid of The Force and R2-D2, Luke Skywalker was able to lure the Night Beast into a Rebel supply ship and send it off in the wake of its original masters.
Although the height of the creature is not known, the beast appears to be as tall as Chewbacca. Its skin is leathery and is murky green in colour, and has slightly acquatic 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.
are swamp lizards
, similar to chameleons
. They are native to the swamps of Dagobah
The Nuna are gamebirds from Naboo, who can be seen living around the Lianorm Swamp. They are also known as the "Swamp Turkey" because they aren't very intelligent. A dwarf species existed, the adult of which was the same size as a chick of the common species. A number of dwarf nunas were exported to Tatooine as pets of Jabba the Hutt, who enjoyed callously flicking them off great heights to their death. Large numbers of wild dwarf nunas lived in the deserts during the time of the Galactic Civil War.
As a past-time, Gungans were known to use nunas in their bloated, agitated state for sport, kicking them around like footballs. "Nuna-ball" would gain some interest in the rest of the galaxy after the Battle of Naboo, and these creatures would be exported to many worlds for this purpose. Nuna meat was appreciated in cookery, although some alien species, including Twi'leks and Rodians, were allergic to this meat.
Opee sea killer
Opee sea killers
are 20 m (65.6 ft) long, carnivorous crustaceans
that live deep in Naboo
's watery core. They have long, sticky tongues for snatching prey. In addition to armored fins and flippers, an opee sea killer can let in water through its mouth, then squirt it out through gaps in its armored back. The aforementioned water system can be its propulsion
system, or utilized as a feeding method similar to that of a Baleen Whaletortoise
-like creatures, native to the Beast Moon of Dxun
. They were present near a Sith Holocron
entombed on that planet, and attacked Darth Bane
, the last surviving Lord of the Sith
when he sought to retrieve the holocron. They breed rapidly, and eventually encased all but the Sith Lord's face, hands and feet. Impenetrable to lightsabers, the creatures are something between a symbiote
and a parasite
. They inject their victim with a powerful poison, which must be resisted or cause death. If it is resisted, it becomes a powerful performance-enhancing drug. The host resists them through the use of the Force – usually the Dark Side
– upon which they feed. However, if any of the orbalisks are killed, it will release a power toxic killing the host in a matter of days. It is unknown what, if anything, considers orbalisks natural prey.
The only way to rid the body of this infestation is the use of electricity. Through precision and time the infestation can be rid. A healthy host is key to surviving this procedure.
Darth Bane's infestation of these parasites ended when Caleb agrees to help heal Darth Bane back to health. The procedure was a success.
are creatures that have been described as having a build like a horse/alligator. Many orrays are visible at the same time with the reek, nexu, and acklay in the Geonosis
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.
are blue and red swamp birds
that live in Windsor
with purple feathers, native to the swampy
regions of Naboo
. They are capable mimics
, and are often kept as pets.
-like creatures that live in the swamps
are little creatures resembling prairie dogs
, that live on Tatooine
are hard exoskeletal
creatures that live on Kashyyyk
are beautiful white and black cockatiels
that inhabit Neimoidia
and are a symbol of their owner's wealth.
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
is the end result of a Sith bioweapon
, 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
. During the occupation and blockading
of Taris by the Sith
, the Sith troopers
assigned to search for crashed escape pods
in the Undercity were given a recently-developed serum
that could be used to counteract the effect of a rakghoul bite. Whether this serum ever found its way to the public in the turmoil that followed is of little consequence, as the planet was destroyed a short while after when Darth Malak ordered it's bombardment in his search to find or kill Bastila Shan
are monsters with large teeth, claws, and armored skin that can absorb blaster
bolts. Their planet of origin is Dathomir
, but they can be found on many planets, including the Ottethan system. A Rancor Monster is also in Jabba the Hutt
's palace in the original Star Wars trilogy. They average 13 m (42.1 ft) in height, but Damothiri rancors are commonly larger. They have rudimentary intelligence, and can be domesticated
with difficulty. Their namesake is obvious as they are fearsome, deadly beasts. In the teräs käsi
fighting technique mastered and favored by Darth Maul
, one of the moves is called 'Rising Rancor. The witches of Dathomir use rancors as mounts and pets. The Rancor in Jabba The Hutt's palace is tamed by Malakili.
is a large rhinoceros
-like animal, native to the plains of Ylesia
. They are herbivores
by nature, however starvation and conditioning by the Geonosians
forced them to become ferocious carnivores
. One of these beasts is seen in the Geonosian
execution arena attempting to kill Anakin Skywalker
, who instead mounts it and uses it to kill the nexu
. The reek is later shot and killed in the ensuing mayhem by Jango Fett
. On Naboo
, reeks are used in rodeos
. Believed to be inspired by the prehistoric animal Placerias
are orange insects
found on many planets. Their bite delivers a combination poison
to their victim, which is then used as an incubator
for up to 20 eggs.
are lemur-like creatures that live on Kashyyyk
are a porcine
species found on Mimban
are large, four-legged creatures that are beasts of burden utilized by the Jawas
. 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)
, A Hunter's Fate: Greedo's Tale
, and Shards of Alderaan
. They are known for their loyalty and strength, being able to carry hundreds of kilograms of weight. Despite their great size, they are apparently easily frightened (such as by speeder bikes
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. Rontos need a lot of water, although their skins shed excess heat, allowing them to function well in desert conditions. They are rarely exported, as offworlders think their skittishness makes them unreliable in urban environments.
During mating season, female rontos give off a powerful, musky scent, not dissimilar to the smell of a Rodian. During mating season, it is encouraged for Rodians to stay away from male rontos, as the beasts may mistakenly consider the Rodian a potential mate. Rontos are mild-tempered creatures.
are small, furry rodents
, found on the forest moon of Endor
are monstrous worm-like creatures, possibly native to Blenjeel
, 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. They track their prey via vibrations, for they seem to have no eyes.
Sando aqua monster
Sando aqua monsters
are 200 m (656 ft) long aquatic mammals
. Their muscular bodies have no visible fat, blubber, or underwater streamlining, suggesting they recently evolved to live in the abyss of Naboo's core. They are deadly predators
, eating everything from opee sea killers
to colo claw fish
. This, plus the fact that their lifespan
is several hundred years long, has made them legendary among the native Gungans
. They may have evolved from a land creature.
-like creatures from Tatooine
. They will run from any form of danger, unless it threatens their food hoards or their offspring, in which case, they will defend with painful bites and annoying screams. They travel in packs of around 30 members. Males can be distinguished from females by the crown of antlers
on the male's head.
is an omnivorous
, immobile beast, found on several planets. The largest known member of the species resides in the Great Pit of Carkoon. Jabba the Hutt
used to toss his enemies to the sarlacc, who would be slowly digested over a thousand years. It consists of a single giant beak (only in the remastered version, unfortunately) and many tentacles
emerging from the depths of its pit as well as the spike-like teeth that help get prey caught inside the pit 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 in some way. In one Expanded Universe
story, an Stormtrooper
's dewback was the first thing Carkoon's dart pod attached to; it was pulled off when the Stormtrooper paid a Jawa
to take care of it for the night. Sarlaccs have long tentacles that can reach up to 5 meters. Boba Fett
and Zorba the Hutt
are the only two known to have escaped a Sarlacc.
are plump, pachydermal herd
animals with enormous rears that jut into the air, who often raised for three times their normal yield of meat. They are native to the grasslands
, where they graze on three times as much flowers and grass. Anakin Skywalker
rides the back of a shaak on Naboo in Attack of the Clones
, 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.
-like creatures that inhabit the caves of Korriban
. Shyracks are very dangerous pests, that often attack intruders in flocks. Darth Revan
and The Exile
both encountered several Shyracks while exploring the tombs
and caves found in the Valley of the Dark Lords.
are reptilian lizards native to Tatooine
. They are as dangerous as they feel threatened, and they will attack anything that is not the same species as it. They appear in the video game Galaxies
near Mos Eisley
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.
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 which can propel it through space or atmospheric environments.
In 3 ABY, a hibernating slivilith found itself near the planet of Arbra. It awakened and made a nest for itself inside an immense cavern, which was inhabited by the native Hoojibs. When the Rebel Alliance came to Arbra shortly afterwards, the Hoojibs asked them to exterminate the slivilith. In exchange, the Rebels were allowed to build a base on Arbra.
with grey skin and 2 legs. They live on Mimban
native to Dagobah
, also called exogorths, are silicon
, capable of surviving in a vacuum
. Space slugs generally make their habitats in asteroids
, where they spend the vast majority of their lives. This is due to the fact that their "tail" is actually like a system of roots that tie into the asteroid's core.
Many space slugs have been found in the Hoth
Asteroid Field, some reaching thousands of feet in length. They mostly feed by absorbing an asteroid's minerals through their roots. However, smaller space slugs will also devour mynocks
(in large space slugs, devoured mynocks
are not digested and instead become parasites within the space slug). Large space slugs will also consume starships, and have been known to eat sections of Imperial Star Destroyers
that flew too close.
, native to the mines of Kessel
. Their excrement
is the basis of the narcotic glitterstim
. 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".
with a spiked carapace
. They are found on many planets, including Tatooine
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.
-like creatures that cling to spaceships, consuming their hulls with a combination of strong jaws and acidic saliva
. 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 to be the work of military genetic engineers
. Mstone mites can be found across the galaxy, including on Tatooine
are monsters that inhabit the devastated surface of Malachor V
. They are dangerous, being particularly good at melee combat
and gifted with the ability to cast Force Scream – a Force-enhanced scream that can cause damage and weaken opponents – when in combat. They are the only living beings on the surface, aside from the inhabitants of the Trayus Academy
. It is unknown whether they were originally there before the Battle of Malachor V or whether they are, like the Jedi Exile
and Darth Nihilus
, merely a product of the Mandalorian War.
is a large reptilian
beast that lives on Coruscant
is a riding beast
, native to the grasslands
. 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.
are large aquatic mollusks
that live on the planet Dagobah
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 (tm) is the only Talortain seen in the Star wars franchise. He is 4000 years old and is second in command of the Zann Consortium. He is the only known living Talortai to date. He wields heavy blades attached to his arm, has a Sonic Stunner and a Personal Cloaking Device and regenerates over time.
is a huge, completely transparent
-like beast, from an unknown homeworld. It eats anything foolish enough to come near, which it traps by spitting a gluey
fluid which becomes silk and entwines it. The last surviving representative of this species lived in the vast caverns beneath the Coruscant
city, until killed by Darth Maul
, who sent it plummeting to its death. The taozin has no internal skeleton
, but can still somehow live in a 1 G
field without being crushed. What makes the taozin unusual is that it does not show up in the Force
or on radar, meaning there is never any warning before it eats you. Its other strange characteristic is that it is immune to lightsabers. If it is attacked with a lightsaber, the blade of the weapon diffuses, creating a splashback
which can kill the user.
is 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 the main character in the game 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. They also have force abilities.
Tauntauns are 2.5 m (8.2 ft) tall bipeds, indigenous to the ice planet Hoth. Tauntauns are covered with white fur, downturned horns, four nostrils, and have a foul body odor. They subsist off lichen found in hoarfrost as well as eating mushrooms and other fungi found in ice caves. They give birth to two young at a time, twice in one Hoth year. They are used as mounts by the Rebel Alliance, and have been exported offworld to other cold-climate regions (including Coruscant's polar caps) for use as mounts, beasts of burden, and tourist attractions. Their thick layers of fat and fur provide adequate protection from the cold during the daytime, but tauntauns cannot survive the plummeting night temperatures without shelter. Tauntauns are sometimes preyed upon by the Wampa.
The horns aren't used for attack, due to their gentle nature. They are, however, used for defense when utilized as mounts for the Hoth Echo Base scouts. They are fairly common creatures on Hoth.
are harmless monkey
-like creatures that inhabit the Shadowlands on the planet Kashyyyk
Predators on the planet Essowyn
, 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.
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
are fearsome beasts with psychic
abilities, that live on Almania
. They are hairy and have giant teeth and large claws, similar to a lion
. They are generally quite playful creatures and are often kept as pets, though are also used as lemons watchdogs
An enormous reptilian predator
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.
are a group of flying animals found on Alderaan
, and Dantooine
. While there were multiple breeds varying in size and functions (some for personal travel, others for massive air ferries), most Thrantas served the purpose of aerial transport. The predominant physical feature of these creatures were their manta ray
are red and green turtle
-like creatures with long legs. They originated on Naboo
's moon of Rori
are large swamp birds
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 waterbound. The tra'cor will feed on moss and grasses growing underwater, but will also eat meat whenever it presented itself. These water creatures wait to ambush creatures that come to the water to have a drink. It is found on the planet called Socorro and will also walk on land. However, if the tra'cor stays out of the water longer than a day (24 hours), it would be severely dehydrated. The creature will rarely be seen dehydrated because it has special glands on its neck that will sense the nearest water source. The tra'cor will seldom live in groups of more than 2 or 3 members and most live alone
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
-like animals that live on Naboo
and possibly other planets. They had very long sabre-tooth fangs, hence their name, and are also called "Nabooan Tusked Panthers
, also known as Sand People
, are humanoid
creatures native to Tatooine
. 'Tuskens' are almost always wrapped completely in clothing, concealing their identity (an exception to this is when a female takes off her mask during a Tusken wedding). The Tusken use an impressively effective terror weapon called the gaffi stick. Tusken rituals often involve the sacrifice of animals, captives, or even condemned sand people. It is also said that Tuskens have the ability to shoot blood out of their mouths.
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" 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 Nolas took over Ryloth. After her takeover most of the economy was based on Ryll spice, which grows native in the caves of Ryloth.
, native to the planet Cholganna
are solitary creatures, native to the planet Cholganna
are small, humanoid creatures that are seen commonly on Bespin
. They seem to be a sort of engineering race, and are somehwat similar to the Jawas
in their behavior.
are horned creatures that live on Kashyyyk
The Umgullian blob
is a pink, blobby creature, found on Shili
. They are most well-known to be employed in the blob races on Umgul
are small, acid
that live on Coruscant
-like creatures with green scales and coloured plumage
on their necks. They are native to the planet Utapau
. A varactyl named Boga served for a short time as a mount
to Obi-Wan Kenobi
; 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.
are guard creatures found on Naboo
. They resemble lanky, upright, and formidable gorillas
. They are useful as guards because they are nearly immune to blaster
fire. The Systech Weapons Corporation developed two extremely powerful blasters, the Systech Static Blaster and the Systech Electric Blaster, to counter its ferociousness.
are poisonous lizards
that live on the planet Lok
are poisonous snakes
found in jungle
regions of planets, such as Kashyyyk
. A great amount of them are seen on Dagobah
in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
such as when Luke goes into the cave and after he gets his X-Wing
back he even pulls one out from the engine.
are small carnivores
that look like balls of fur standing on stick-like legs. They are kept as pets.
is an animal, native to the planet Myrkr
. It possesses the unusual ability to hunt using the Force. They are wild, aggressive and vicious canine
-like beasts. The smuggler Talon Karrde
kept two as pets, named Sturm and Drang
. He discovered that cutting off their whip-like tails removes most of their aggression. Later the Yuuzhan Vong
took either some, if not all, of the vornskrs and attempted to make a new breed to hunt down the Jedi
are poisonous lizards
that live on Cholganna
are hooved creatures that live on Cholganna
are a horned, clawed, white-furred, carnivorous
species native to the frozen world of Hoth
. They are a semi-sentient
race of predators
standing over 2 m (6.6 ft) in height, subsisting in the cold climate by hunting tauntauns
. Wampas are usually solitary
creatures, but are known to occasionally hunt in packs
. Their white fur allows wampas to blend in nicely with Hoth's blinding blizzards
, enabling them to catch their prey completely unaware. Once they have made their kill, wampas drag the carcasses back to their icy lair, where they suspend them from the ceiling until ready to eat them. Due to the extreme temperatures of Hoth and the cold-blooded
nature of the Wampa, the creatures are difficult to track on radar. A similar species is believed to inhabit the planet Gall
, in the Outer Rim
. A wampa also attempted to eat Luke while he was in the wilderness of Hoth. Luke cut off the creatures arm and escaped.
are 10-15 m (32.8-49.2 ft) long worms
, found in the muddy plains
of the jungle
-covered planet Mimban
. The wandrella's thoughts are primitive
, and it often charges at its prey, using its armored belly to quickly move forward. This large beast has phosphorescent
skin, streaked with brown, and has a cluster of several eyes on one end.
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.
are large creatures that live on Kashyyyk
A womp rat
is a scavenging
creature, one of the most vile creatures native to Tatooine
. They are covered in short fur that is usually yellow or tan. They're "not much bigger than two meters" (6.6 ft) in size and look through garbage and waste dumps for meals. Due to the 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
Luke used to "bullseye womp rats in [his] T-16 back home." Beggar's Canyon, on Tatooine, is a really popular spot for "womp runs," in which lightly armored T-16 skyhoppers race through the narrow canyon picking off womp rats for points. Womp rats have been featured prominently in different episodes of Family Guy. When this happens "Luke" generally follows the exact quote from the original movies before Family Guy changes the scene entirely for comedy.
The womp rat is featured in the LucasArts video game Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy as a playable character
are large, hairy, primate-like creatures, native to Kashyyk
, 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. One famous Wookiee is Chewbacca
. Another one, who is now an outcast, is called Zaalbar
also there is Bounty Hunter wookie named Hanharr
is an ape
-like animal native to Yavin IV
. It has a blue furred body, a long, multi-colored tail, a prominent belly, and a multi-colored face. Its chief enemy is the syntaril.
, sometimes called frog-dogs
, are frog
-like creatures that live on Tatooine
. They are considered stupid, and will attempt to consume anything that might possibly be food. Jabba the Hutt
kept a worrt as a pet.
are large, lizard
-like creatures that live and are hunted for their armored head plates on the desert planet of Tatooine
. There is also a subspecies on Korriban.
The wroshyr tree
is found on the Wookiee
home planet of Kashyyyk
.The wookies also make their homes in such trees.
These six-limbed creatures from the planet Joralla
are lone predators in the jungles of that planet.
are six legged, canine
animals that were in fact the children of the Codru-Ji
race. When a wyrwulf reaches puberty
, it encases itself in a cocoon
, from which a Codru-Ji child emerges several weeks later. They can be found on Munto Codru
are trash-eating quadrupeds
that live on artificial habitats, like space stations or large capital ships
. They are able to eat almost any form of matter
, thanks to a special digestive enzyme
triggered by strong electromagnetic radiation
. They are also known to be disease
are a species of swamp bird
found on Mimban
was the primary shipbuilding material of the Yuuzhan Vong
. It was grown on-planet in the shape of a ship. Later, symbiotic
creatures were implanted or grown within it to form the ship's functions. The completed yorik ship had a nervous system
that controlled and coordinated the various functions, and a circulatory system
that sustained them.
are furry salamanders
that live on Myrkr
. They have the unique property of repelling the Force, rendering all Force powers within their sphere of influence
void; for this reason, they were prominently used by the Grand Admiral Thrawn
in his campaigns against the New Republic
. The supposed reason for the Force bubble is that it acts as a way to hide from the other unique carnivores of Myrkr that use the Force to hunt down prey, such as the vornskr
. The term "bubble" is particularly apt because, like water bubbles underwater, multiple ysalamiri's bubbles reinforce each other instead of overlapping. Because of this, large sections of Myrkr are completely removed from the Force.
is an amphibious species that resides in the artificial outpost planets of the Lupania ring. No one but Yaddle
has seen the creature, and thus it is still regarded as a legend. They are thought to possess the ability to turn transparent under water. When submerged, they are fearsome predators, but when on-land, they are shy and tamable.
are large beasts that reside on Dxun
. They are relatively solitary creatures, with thick hides, and covered in spikes and horns. Along with their tough hide for defense, they are also immune to most Force powers. Zakkeg are tough, and are a good challenge for Mandalorians
are carnivorous lungfish
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.
- Creatures at the official Starwars.com databank