a mutant species of large, carnivorous rodents living underground on Coruscant, these rats could grow to be over three meters in length and weigh more than 300 kilograms. Also known as Coruscani rats, these creatures were generally hairless, and their bodies were covered with fat deposits and tumors. They were one of the few creatures which fed on duracrete worms, making them a necessary evil in the undercity of Coruscant. However, they were extremely dangerous when confronted in the lower levels, and these rats have been known to consume humans and other beings. These fearless creatures had mouths that were filled with razor-sharp teeth, and they hunted in packs of up to ten individuals. It was not uncommon, however, to encounter a rogue bull male on its own. The hive rat had evolved over time to see into the darkest of environments, having spent much of its history well below Coruscant's surface, although they could move about without any light at all.