Yellow and brown
The mee, or daggert, was a poisonous scalefish native to the waters of the Mid Rim planet of Naboo. Mee were rotund yet flat, with black and yellow scales, a wide mouth, and a set of poisonous spines which protruded from its midsection. With its diagonal striping pattern, it could camouflage itself and blend into its surroundings, such as sea grasses and reeds. They largely resided within Lake Paonga, around the underwater Gungan city of Otoh Gunga, and were later transported to Ohma-D'un.
Biology and appearanceEdit
The typical mee possessed a rotund, though vertically flat body, with black-and-yellow scales, a wide mouth and a pair of poisonous spines that protruded from the side. Its diagonal striping served as camouflage, allowing it to blend into sea grasses and reeds.
On Naboo, the mee were commonly found in both the shallow and deep swamp, and in the area around the underwater Gungan city Otoh Gunga. They would be attracted by the underwater city's lights, however, knew by experience not to go through the gelatinous substance that led to the air-filled chambers. It was a most plentiful species, traveling in schools of thousands, and a staple food source of many other species, such as the opee sea killer, faa, tee, and otta.
Mee evolved in the waters of the Mid Rim planet Naboo, were transported in Gungan colonization efforts to its moon Ohma-D'un  and were present on Aquilaris. Some mee were present in Lake Paonga as of the Invasion of Naboo by the Trade Federation in 32 BBY as Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn, his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi, and their Gungan scout Jar Jar Binks swam to the underwater Gungan city of Otoh Gunga to speak with local representatives. In 20 BBY, mee, along with ray, faa and laa, were present in a holding tank aboard the Titavian IV, an exploration vessel formerly operated by the Intergalactic Zoological Society on Mycroft whose mission was to gather and catalog specimens from across the galaxy.
Mee were such an notable fish on Naboo, that they were included in children's' holographic nursery mobiles around the time of the Clone Wars. Despite their poisonous nature, mee could be consumed by non-aquatic species and were presented as fillets in Dex's Diner on Coruscant.
Behind the scenesEdit
The mee, along with the doo, ray, faa, see, laa, and tee, refer to the real-world musical scale (i.e. Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do). They made their first appearance in the 1999 prequel trilogy film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, as well as appearing in associated materials such as Star Wars: Episode I Racer, Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier, and the 2000 Daniel Wallace short story The Monster in Star Wars Gamer 2. Later references to the mee were made in Star Wars: Republic and the 2007 Legacy of the Force novel Sacrifice. Most recently, two representations of mee made an appearance alongside a see in a holographic nursery mobile in a 2009 episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as received a mention as "daggerts" in 2009's "Dining at Dex's", a Star Wars Hyperspace article.
- The Monster"—Star Wars Gamer 2 "
- Star Wars: Episode I Racer
- Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (First appearance)
- Episode I Adventures 9: Rescue in the Core
- Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier (As "daggert")
- (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force" (Appears in hologram)
- Star Wars: Republic 69: Dreadnaughts of Rendili, Part 1
- Star Wars Galaxies
- Sacrifice (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Episode I: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Episode I Insider's Guide
- Episode I: The Gungan Frontier: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (As "Mee")
- The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The Wildlife of Star Wars: A Field Guide
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- ↑ 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 Star Wars Episode I: The Gungan Frontier
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: Episode I Racer
- ↑ The Phantom Menace: The Expanded Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
- ↑ Star Wars: Republic 69: Dreadnaughts of Rendili, Part 1
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"