Gartros were small dragon-like avian creatures that lived on Coruscant. They had bat-like wings, spiked tails, and jaws filled with sharp teeth. Gartros were omnivorous and completely harmless, though many Coruscanti hated them because they formed into vast shrieking flocks.

The eggs of the gartro were served as a delicacy at Dex's Diner alongside nerf steak, protato wedges, and Quor'sav-fried steak. They were also served pickled, for 3.7 credits for three, or as a gartro egg omelet.