The dianoga was a carnivorous tentacled species of squid that inhabited the flooded garbage compactors of the Death Star. During the rescue of Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker first realized something was alive in the garbage chute, but shortly after his realisation, Luke was dragged down and covered below the garbage. Han Solo and Leia Organa attempted to save him. It attacked Luke Skywalker but released him and escaped when it realized the walls were beginning to close.
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars Battlefront
- "A Recipe for Death"
- All Creatures Great and Small (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars in 100 Scenes (First identified as Dianoga)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know