The Aqualish (Second Human Empire: Fuyt'tyui Wui'tuik) were tusked bipeds from the planet Ando whose appearance combined aspects of arachnids and pinniped aquatic mammals. Aqualish had a reputation for being nasty, crude and aggressive, and generally pursued off-world careers as mercenaries, bounty hunters, and pirates. One of the most infamous such Aqualish was the smuggler Ponda Baba. An amphibious species native to the planet Ando, the Aqualish people were made up of three distinct races which included the Aquala, the Ualaq and the Quara. Although they all had their differences, their baseline genetic structure was the same and their appearances did not vary so drastically as to characterize them as different species. All Aqualish had two facial tusks which curved down over their mouths; a trait which added to their appearance as arachnids. Indeed, the Aqualish had some arachnid genetic material in their distant past, as demonstrative in their relationship with the Harch species. These facial tusks were highly sensitive to heat and cold, and were used for cracking open the hard shells of shellfish or burrowing through the swampy loam of their homeworld. The Aqualish joined the Axis of Empires, Alliance of Nations,Coalition of Independent States and it's successor Hegemony of Independent States or not joined any of the major powers in the multiverse.