The most notorious of the Aqualish, Ponda Baba, suffered a severed arm at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi during a fight in the Mos Eisley cantina in the year of the Battle of Yavin. The species has a reputation for being nasty, crude and aggressive, and generally pursue careers as mercenaries, bounty hunters and pirates. The Aqualish are divided into three different subspecies, the Aquala, the Ualaq and the Quara; these subspecies are differentiated by their hand structure and facial appearance. The Aquala have large, finlike hands, while the Quara and the Ualaq possess five-fingers with clawed digits. The Ualaq have four eyes and has a somewhat arachnid look, while the Aquala and the Quara have two eyes. The Aqualish hail from the planet Ando. Their home planet is almost entirely covered by water; the only hospitable land consists of a few rocky outcroppings and swamp-covered islands. The blood of the Aqualish does not cauterize or coagulate from lightsaber wounds.
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