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A group of sentients from various species (and a droid), witness the Hosnian Cataclysm through sub-hyperspace, from Takodana Castle on Takodana

A species was a group of living organisms capable of interbreeding. The galaxy and its many planets were teeming with diverse species, with members of a species sharing a fixed set of observable biological characteristics. Some species were sentient, capable of intelligent thinking, while others were not,[1] with more than twenty million sentient species in the galaxy.[2]



Species whose body plan resembled that of humans were referred to as humanoid.[3] Species included humans,[4] near-humans[5] and aliens.[6] According to Lugubrious Mote, most sentient species in the galaxy were about the same size, ranging in height between about half a meter to three meters.[7]

Classification and Intelligence[]

Classification of species included amphibians,[8] birds,[9] felines,[10] insects,[11] mammals,[12] mollusks,[13] reptiles,[14] reptomammals,[15] rodents,[16] snakes[17] and spiders.[18]

Kindalo[19] and drengir[20] were plant[21] based sentient species.

Wirutid[11] were a fungus based sentient species.

Fish[22] were Non-sentient.

Some species like the Zillo Beast,[23] Purrgil[24] and Mairan[25] were Semi-sentient.

Life cycle[]

Reproduction was how species created new life.[26]


Species breathed oxygen,[27] methane and ammonia.[28] They needed to breathe,[29] drink water,[30] eat food[31] and sleep.[32]


Species were not capable of surviving in the vacuum[33] of space (except for some species) or underwater[34] (except for amphibians), and were vulnerable to cosmic radiation,[35] poisons,[36] toxins,[37] diseases[38] and could die.[39]

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Notes and references[]

  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story: Tales from Vandor
  2. TwitterLogo Star Wars (@starwars) on Twitter: "There are more than 20 million sentient species in the Star Wars galaxy, don't choose to be a racist." (backup link)
  3. StarWars Zygerrians in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  4. Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  5. Aftermath
  6. What is a Wookiee?
  7. "The Tale of Lugubrious Mote" — The Legends of Luke Skywalker—The Manga
  8. Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy
  9. Heir to the Jedi
  10. Resistance Reborn
  11. 11.0 11.1 Star Wars: Complete Locations
  12. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  13. Thrawn
  14. StarWars-DatabankII Dewback in the Databank (backup link)
  15. Helmet Collection logo small Star Wars Helmet Collection 32 (Helmets: Hoth Rebel Soldier)
  16. Ezra's Gamble
  17. StarWars-DatabankII Anacondan in the Databank (backup link)
  18. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  19. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Mercy Mission"
  20. StarWars Inside Star Wars: The High Republic: Meet the Villains on StarWars.com (backup link)
  21. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
  22. Dark Disciple
  23. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back"
  24. Star Wars Build Your Own X-Wing logo small Star Wars: Build Your Own X-Wing 56 (Starfighter Aces: Ezra Bridger – A Force to Reckon With)
  25. The Star Wars Book
  26. Leia, Princess of Alderaan
  27. The Last Jedi: Bomber Command
  28. Build the Millennium Falcon Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon 43 (Secrets of Spaceflight: Types of Atmosphere)
  29. The High Republic Adventures: The Nameless Terror 1
  30. Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  31. The-Mandalorian-logo The Mandalorian — "Chapter 5: The Gunslinger"
  32. Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  33. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Shadow of Malevolence"
  34. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Water War"
  35. SWResistanceLogo Star Wars Resistance — "Station to Station"
  36. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Senate Murders"
  37. Knights of Fate
  38. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Mystery of a Thousand Moons"
  39. TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Voices"

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