Description: The Mon Calamari are an amphibious race from the planet Dac (The planet is called Mon Calamari by humans). They are humanoid, about 1.7m tall, with a salmon coloured skin(though they come in many other colors as well, including blue, dark blue, green, and purple) and a squid-like, domed head with googly eyes. They are shore dwellers, but like to be close to water, and can breath under water if necessary, being able to descend to depths of 30 or so meters without equipment. They share their home planet with the Quarren. Their name, a reference to calamari, is a reference to their squid-like appearance.
During the Galactic Civil War, the Mon Calamari eventually joined the Rebel Alliance after the Empire used a Star Destroyer to destroy three floating cities on their watery world. They proved a invaluable asset, primarily due to the Mon Calamari being masters of starship construction and supplying the Alliance with badly needed capital ships that could take on the Galactic Empire's ships of the line. Prior to joining the Alliance, the Mon Calamari had only built passenger liners because of their peaceful ethos.