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Biology and appearanceEdit
The Sandswimmer was a non-sentient creature that was spider-like in appearance and had a row of brightly-colored leg fins which it would use to move through the sand. The fins also served another purpose—they could fold when the Sandswimmer was above the surface of the sand, reducing their surface area, allowing the legs to support the creature's body. Their pale exoskeleton provided both a form of camouflage and protected them from potential moisture loss in hot and dry environments. The Sandswimmers had six legs and a sucker-like mouth. Their exoskeletons held a yellow-brown color.
Dwelling on Tatooine, the Sandswimmers were among the most feared predators on that world. They spent most of their time under the sand, with only their eyes and the ridge of their back visible to onlookers above the surface. In order to attract mates, they had to move up to the surface and flare their leg fins. With their front legs, Sandswimmers could latch onto prey and affix their sucker-like mouths to their victims. The Sandswimmer then sucked all fluid from its victim with such rapidity that it did not require the use of paralyzing poisons or other methods of demobilization. When the draining process was complete, the Sandswimmer returned to dwell under the sand, where they digested the harvested fluids. Among their prey were the native Jawa scavengers.