Reels were large snakes native to Yavin 8. They killed their prey by crushing their bodies. These were among the predators native to the moon that preyed on the Melodies, the moon's sole sentient species. However, reels were in turn hunted by the avrils, massive birds of prey that may have been on the top of the food chain.
- Junior Jedi Knights: Lyric's World (First appearance)
- Junior Jedi Knights: Promises (Mentioned only)
- The New Jedi Order: Edge of Victory I: Conquest (Indirect mention only)
- Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin (First mentioned)
- Galaxy Guide 2: Yavin and Bespin, Second Edition
- The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia