What's the creature whose meat Obi-Wan is cutting while working in Tatooine?

It seems to be a manta-ray-like creature.

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    Did you mean to put that link? It seems to lead to a page of many articles, none of which have a picture. If there's a description in the text, could you quote it in the body of your question? May 31 at 2:35
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    looks like salmon ;)
    – jvb
    May 31 at 17:47
  • I thought that it was a krayt dragon, but a google of those comse up with a different skeleton. Interesting. Jun 1 at 1:01
  • In The Book Of Bobba Fett, it was mentioned that Tatooine used to have large oceans, it might be a remnant (or a species that adapted itself). Jun 1 at 19:30
  • Obviously, this is the original "Land Shark".
    – agarza
    Jun 22 at 15:12

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The audio description track (second audio program) describes it as a

"Sand whale".

Then states that they are processing

"whale meat".

It then calls the place where they process the whale meat the

"Sand Whale Station".

  • thank you, i watched again to verify. Jun 2 at 0:53
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    Do the transport it and weigh it at the WhaleWeigh Station?
    – Valorum
    Jun 2 at 6:37
  • could be a live action purgil that died and crashed on the planet
    – NKCampbell
    Jun 6 at 19:51
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    @Valorum Almost; before they get there they have to go through the WhaleWeigh Way Station. Jun 7 at 4:39
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    I've been working on the WhaleRoad all the live long day. I've been working on WhaleRoad just to pass the time away.
    – Skooba
    Jun 7 at 14:05

This specimen is known as Tibidon sand whale

Tibidon carving station[1]

Tibidon Carving Station

Ben Kenobi toils at a station where massive flying tibidon sand whales are carved up for their meat. After a long day of such grueling labor, Kenobi makes enough money to survive on Tatooine. The carcass of a massive tibidon sand whale has become a carving station operated by desperate but dedicated workers, who chop up the creature’s meat for sale in the city of Anchorhead.


  • Hi, welcome to SF&F. Do you have a solid (non-fandom) source for this?
    – DavidW
    Aug 9 at 19:58
  • Thanks @DavidW Yes: www.starwars.com/databank/tibidon-carving-station Aug 9 at 20:02
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    Yes, evidence lifted directly from the source material is much preferred to evidence from fan-written and edited websites. You should also try to include relevant evidence (such as quotes or images) within your answer, rather than just linking to a page with such evidence, because doing so ensures that said evidence will be preserved within your answer, rather than being dependent on another website. Aug 9 at 20:04
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    Thanks @LogicDictates image, citation and link added Aug 9 at 21:39

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