In S01E01 of the The Book of Boba Fett, "Stranger in a Strange Land", during a flashback scene Boba is tasked by a Tusken villager to dig for water pods with another captive.

During this digging process the Rodian captive uncovers a claw which is quickly revealed to be attached to a large 6 armed/legged monster. To my knowledge this creature has not been seen in the Star Wars galaxy before. It is quite unique as it has ability to switch its 6 appendages between 2 arms and 4 legs to 4 arms and 2 legs.

In the end...

Boba Fett defeats the creat by choking it with the chains he was bound with and taking the decapitated head back to the Tusken village.

What is the name of the species this creature belongs to?

Is it native to Tatooine or can it be found on other systems as well?

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    So far, it's unnamed, but the producers have stated that it's a tribute to Ray Harryhausen and the Kraken from Clash of the Titans.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 14:07
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    starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Unidentified_six-limbed_creature - Currently unnamed
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 16:06
  • @Valorum that qualifies as an answer I think Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 16:08
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    @PeterNielsen - You are welcome to display your ignorance. I prefer to wait until there's an answer :-)
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 16:19
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    I'm not going to take someone else's research and write it into my own answer... if you're going to wait until there is a name, be my guest. Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 16:23

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This creature is known as a Tatooine sand beast according to the Databank.

Screenshot of Databank entry for Tatooine Sand Beast


Feral beasts that lurk beneath the sands of Tatooine, sand beasts spring up seemingly out of nowhere to startle, stun, and maim their prey. The creatures are one of innumerable hazards for anyone trekking across the endless desert. For the Tusken Raiders, tangling with a sand beast can win praise and respect.

(source: https://www.starwars.com/databank/tatooine-sand-beast)

Its only location is listed as Tatooine, so it may be a native species.

Its Databank entry previously gave its name as "Tatooine sand ape", but this seems to have been changed in July or August of 2022 for unknown reasons:

Screenshot of Databank entry for Tatooine Sand Ape

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    That's such an unremarkable name.... and in what way is it an ape! I'm not blaming you, nice find!
    – Skooba
    Commented Feb 11, 2022 at 0:05
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    It’s much more evocative in the original Tusken. Commented Jul 10, 2023 at 9:21

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