Besalisks were a humanoid sentient species. They were notable for their four arms and inflatable wattle and could average in height between 1.88 and 2.36 meters. The Besalisk species was generally associated with the Galactic Republic.
Dexter Jettster was a Besalisk who, after his days working as a prospector in the Outer Rim, lived on the planet Coruscant where he owned and operated Dex's Diner. He was also an old friend of the Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Pong Krell was a Besalisk Jedi General known for his ruthless tactics and disregard for the lives of the clone troopers under his command. During the Clone Wars, he betrayed both the Jedi Order and the Republic before he was killed by one of his soldiers.
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Galactic Defense
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Darkness on Umbara"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The General"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Plan of Dissent"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Carnage of Krell"
- A New Dawn
- "Ring Race"—Star Wars Rebels Magazine 1
- Princess Leia, Part II
- Chewbacca, Part I
- Darth Vader 7: Shadows and Secrets, Part I
- Battlefront: Twilight Company
- Aftermath: Life Debt (Mentioned only)