The capture beast was a Yuuzhan Vong bio-engineered war beast deployed on battlefields to capture refugees and enemy forces during the Yuuzhan Vong War. They resembled gigantic cylindrical, bristled worms and sported a pair of bioluminescent eyespots and antennae.
They scuttled forth on a hundred pairs of legs covered with organic suction cups used also to capture prisoners. When grouped together, these huge worm-like creatures formed a living perimeter around the target and moved inward slowly enough to cause fear in the huddled masses. Capture beasts were often transported to battlefields via tent-like pods.
- The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (First appearance)
- The New Jedi Order Sourcebook (First identified as Capture beast)
- Ultimate Adversaries
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I ("capture beast")