Swamp slug

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Swamp slugs were giant gastropods native to Dagobah.[1]

They had thousands of teeth and had 24 pairs of legs. Their orange or golden eyes, the size of boulders, allowed them to see clearly beneath the murky, cloudy waters, while the two rubbery antennae on the top of their heads (which grew to two meters) utilized sonar to pinpoint exact locations of objects, searching by motion.

Swamp slugs were omnivores, eating anything organic that they could fit in their mouths of jagged teeth.

A swamp slug confronts a dragonsnake.

The teeth, or radula, lining the slug's esophagus would then pulverize into organic slime any plant or animal matter that it ingested. It appears that some dragonsnakes managed somehow to avoid that fate and tore their way out of the swamp slug, but it is not clear how. The slugs would often get in fights with dragonsnakes, and when they did, the encounters were fatal to at least one contender.

There may have been two variations of the swap slug species. One, despite being hermaphroditic, had to reproduce sexually. Each partner would lay hundreds of eggs, most of which were eaten by other animals. It appears that there were also swamp slugs that did reproduce asexually. These slugs gave birth to single offspring.

The Besadii Hutt crimelord Gardulla kept swamp slugs in the swamps and pools of her luxurious if notorious pleasure garden, within her Tatooine palace near the Dune Sea. In 32 BBY, while in pursuit of escaped slaves, one of Gardulla's Dug mercenaries, Khiss, spray-stick blasted a huge swamp slug back into the waters whence it surfaced to devour him.[2]

Swamp slugs were very closely related to the nos monster of Utapau and the Kwazel Maw of Rodia.[3]



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