Barabels hunted bonecrushers for sport and meat. Although the shenbit was extremely dangerous to most humanoid species of the galaxy, it was considered to be fairly average prey among the Barabels. In fact, in the Barabel language, "shenbit" roughly translated to "weak person" in Galactic Basic Standard.
The Braxant Bonecrusher and the shenbit bonecrusher blow were named after the species.
Saba Sebatyne often referred to shenbits while making comparisons and examples.