The Panna dragons were large reptilian creatures that lived on Panna Prime.
They were large, red skinned, and ordinary blasters could not injure them. They also seemed to like eating metal from starships and various other sources.
Their physiology included a spike at the back of their heads, a spike sticking out from both sides of their necks, four ridges along the back of their neck, a single row of dorsal ridges running down the full length of their backs and tails, and four paddle-like flippers.
The greatest distinction between this species and the seemingly genetically related Ichthyodont were their eyes. The Panna dragons had white eyes with small pupils, and were positioned in the front of their head, while the Ichthyodont had red eyes with large pupils positioned at the sides of their heads.
In 0 ABY, Luke Skywalker encountered one after landing on the planet of Panna to look for Han Solo and Chewbacca. The Panna dragon began feeding off Luke's Y-Wing. The dragon was fought off by Boba Fett with the use of a subjugation prong.
Behind the scenes
The Panna dragons were mentioned in the article Supernatural Encounters: The Trial and Transformation of Arhul Hextrophon, however the article was never officially published. The related information that was to be published in the article is outlined below.
Pannas were a species of dragon that came into being during the primordial era of the the galaxy. As part of a plot by the beings Tilotny and Cold Danda Sine to spread discord in the galaxy, the Duinuogwuin were manipulated into creating monstrous and violent beasts with their Basiliskan offspring. While most of the creatures that were brought forth from this union, the Panna dragon proved to be among the few exceptions, as they adapted the Duinuogwuin cultural benevolence.
- The Story of the Faithful Wookiee (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Tiny Death Star (Mentioned only) (First identified as Panna dragon)
- "Classic Moment"—Star Wars Insider 106 (Indirect mention only)
- Supernatural Encounters: The Trial and Transformation of Arhul Hextrophon(Canceled novella) (Mentioned only)