Rathtars are large tentacled creatures that appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Rathtars are dangerous tentacled predators known for their sophisticated techniques as pack hunters. These slimy horrors were responsible for the infamous Trillia Massacre – which has made them irresistible to decadent collectors seeking exotic pets for their menageries. Han Solo agreed to collect rathtars for King Prana, a credit-making scheme that was reckless even by Han’s unique Corellian standards. As revealed in Marvel Comics' Star Wars series, Darth Maul also once hunted Rathtars in order to vent his aggression during his early days as a Sith apprentice.