Puffer turtles were a reptilian species of turtles found in the swamps of Clak'dor VII, a planet ravaged by biochemical warfare. Some of these turtles were violet. The species possessed bladders which they could swell to a point that stretched the flexibility of their shells. When they exhaled from the bladders, it could produce a sound similar to a low note on a bassoon.
In the year 24 ABY, the Bith band Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes incorporated the sounds made by a nearby puffer turtle, along with other animals, into the music they played when they were in hiding from the Black Sun criminal organization.
Behind the scenes
- Young Jedi Knights: Trouble on Cloud City (First appearance)