The dianoga was a sentient cephalopod indigenous to the swampy planet of Vodran. Those carnivorous creatures also inhabited the flooded garbage compactors of the Death Star. Dianogas possessed seven suckered tentacles, and a single eyestalk protruding from the center of their bodies.
During the rescue of Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker first realized something was alive in the garbage compactor, but shortly after his realization, a dianoga dragged Skywalker underwater. Han Solo and Organa were unable to locate him, but the dianoga released him just before the walls began to close.
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