|Average Height||1.8 metres|
|Skin color||Blue, Green, Brown|
|Distinctions||Pheromone-sensing head tendrils|
|Average lifespan||Up to 70 Galactic Standard Years|
|Known Members||List of known Nautolans|
The Nautolans, sometimes referred to as the Nautiloids, are an amphibious humanoid species from the planet Glee Anselm. Although they established settlements across their aquatic homeworld, most Nautolan civilization was found in the Vorc Sector.
Biology and Appearance
Nautolans possessed physiology common to amphibious species, including low light vision and excellent swimming skills. They stood an average of 1.8 meters, had smooth green, blue, or brown skin and large, lidless, black eyes.
Nautolans possessed exceptional olfactory and pheromone sensing skills, enhanced by head-tresses. These tendrils were used to detect the emotional state of another being, but were most effective underwater. Within Nautolan culture, the ability to sense pheromone changes was an essential part of the communication process. All Nautolans had 14 tentacles.
Like their sense of smell, Nautolan language was also maximized for use underwater and not fully pronounceable in a gaseous atmosphere. Because of the loss in linguistic detail, most Nautolans chose to speak Anselminan or Galactic Basic when traveling offworld. In addition, Nautolans used other communicative cues when submerged, such as reading the swirls in other Nautolans' large black eyes.
Society and Culture
Nautolan music is occasionally found amongst savvy music collectors and is comprised of sustained notes held in irregular patterns with occasional pauses. These pauses are considered the most important part of the music to the Nautolans, causing non-Nautolan listeners to misunderstand their artistic intent.
For a long time, Nautolan society was a mystery to outsiders. Nautolans rarely left Glee Anselm and those who did leave kept the secrets to themselves. This all changed when Glee Anselm was conquered by multiple different governments. Nautolans fled to all reaches of the galaxy, and the Nautolan Society was created to help establish a secondary home for Nautolan Immigrants in the Dolomar System. Once established on Valakivir, Nautolan culture flourished, and, for the first time, was introduced to mainstream culture.