The Glottalphibs were a cold-blooded, dragon-like race native to the planet Glottal. Taller than Wookiees, they have articulated hands and large tails, and their bodies were covered with scales. These scales were normally a greenish-yellow color, but this color darkens to brown as the Glottalphib ages and the scales begin to fall out. These scales form an armor-like skin which can resist most blaster bolts. A unique characteristic of the Glottalphib was their respiratory system, which produces ignitable gases as a byproduct. The Glottalphibs use these gases as a defense mechanism as well as a hunting implement, igniting the gas and spouting flames from their noses. A cold-blooded race, the Glottalphib were nevertheless larger than Wookiees in size.