are grey-green amphibious oxygen-breathers which best resemble a squid.
They have about the same mass as an adult human, but distributed differently.
They have two large yellow eyes (one on either side) of an elongated
head-body. They walk on three short legs and have two specialized
sets of tentacles. Two tentacles are short, large and muscular (very
good for lifting.) The other three are longer and each is tipped with
three fingers for manipulation.
live on a planet known as Eruithairk. The planet is very wet with
mostly shallow seas and several medium-sized continents.
Koplushian Alliance first encountered the Eruithairk during Captain
Dagrith Karpla's exploration of that sector of the Alliance containing
the Karplan star system. During the examination of the planet Karpla,
his ship was met by several powerful Eruithairkan vessels. The Eruithairkans
forced the end of the exploration and the Koplushian vessel, under
the command of Karpla barely escaped intact, having to leave several
of his crew on the planet below. The Eruithairk have agreed to monitor
the humans on Karpla via their radio transmissions and the Alliance
has agreed to stay out of Eruithaikan space.
languages consist of what humans would call 'gurgling and slurping'
sounds, none of which can be differentiated by the human ear without
extensive training. Very few linguists have successfully communicated
with the Eruithairkans in their own language.
Eruithairk are sexual beings and the young may grow on either (or
both) of the parents as a bud. Actual details are not available.
location of the Eruithairkan homeworld is unknown to the Alliance.