The ikov was a species of rodent that was native to the wroshyr tree forests of Kashyyyk. One of the planet's smaller predators, it inhabited one of the upper levels of the Kashyyyk ecosystem, right beneath the tree-top level. It was a small, lean, and streamlined creature, adapted to stealthy and swift climbing through the trees. It fed primarily by scavenging prey that had fallen from the uppermost wroshyr tree branches; these animals rarely survived such a fall, and the furtive ikov was almost always the first to find them. The inner surfaces of its finely-serrated, blade-like teeth were reflective and iridescent, a trait uncommon among predators; these sharp teeth allowed the ikov to quickly cut a piece of meat and run if chased from its finds by larger predators, which it was too small to fend off.