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Air shrimps were a type of creature found on the gas giant Bespin, where they lived in the planet's breathable layer of upper atmosphere amongst the algal trees that grew there.[2] The shrimps had pink skin and black eyes, with a segmented body ending in a barbed tail. They also possessed a proboscis on the front of their head and three tendril like limbs located just behind their eyes. The creatures' wings were veined and tattered.[1] Air shrimps traveled in schools and shimmered in rainbow colors to warn each other of predators like the rawwk, which would chase air shrimp schools[2] and prey upon them.[1]

At some point after 34 ABY, an illustration of an air shrimp was included on a map of Bespin thought to have been drawn by the artist Gammit Chond based purely on travelers' tales. The map was later restored and published by the Graf Archive.[1]

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Air shrimp were first mentioned in the 2015 reference book Ultimate Star Wars.[3] The creature was then pictured in the 2016 reference book Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, which was written by Emil Fortune and illustrated by Tim McDonagh.[1]

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