Rock wart

123,751pages on
this wiki
Tab-canon-black  Tab-legends-white 
Monster book rock wart
Rock wart
Biological classification


Physical characteristics
Average height

12 cm[source?]

Average length

Nearly 1 meter[1]

Sociocultural characteristics

Tatooine, Tocoya and Kirdo III (not homewold)

Rock warts were orange/brown insect-like crustaceans found on many planets. Their bite delivered a neurotoxin to their victim, which was then used as an incubator for up to twenty eggs.


A rock wart

They were fast moving scavengers and pests that lived in rocky, secluded habitats, particularly on Tatooine, as well as Tocoya or Kirdo III. Rock warts were usually solitary creatures, and often hid in shadows and attacked when surprised. They were nearly 1 meter long.

Among the nasty surprises to greet a weary moisture farmer returning to his hovel after a hot day's work could be a spiny rock wart that had crawled into the welcome shade of the home. Though not ordinarily aggressive towards larger animals, rock warts had a deadly neurotoxin that could kill a man as easily as the small invertebrate and lizard prey upon which the creatures usually fed. The lethal venom, administered by a bite to subdue fleeing prey, might just as readily be used by a surprised rock wart in its own defense, having been sat on or stepped upon in the dark. Misunderstanding or not, the unfortunate recipient of a wart wound was seldom alive long enough to care about the reason he was bitten.

Creature-stub This article is a stub about a creature. You can help Wookieepedia by expanding it.

Unidentified variationEdit


The unidentified specimen.

A species that went unidentified by top zoologist Lyrre T'enna, was a roadside creature that resembled the rock wart.

Behind the scenesEdit

The Rock wart in Return of the Jedi may possibly be seen clinging to a wall or light fixture, through the arch of the third alcove Leia passes on her way to free Han from the carbonite slab, at frame 18:05 by SE DVD timing.

A behind the scenes photo of Jabba's entourage makes it likely that a rock wart was present on the set of Jabba's palace.[1]

In the video game "Super Return of the Jedi" they appear green instead of brown.



Notes and referencesEdit

In other languages

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki