Mon Calamari are an amphibious sentient species native to the planet Dac, sometimes also referred to as Mon Calamari. They share their planet with their rivals and allies, the Quarren, whom they have made war and peace with. The Mon Calamari have developed a very advanced and civilized culture. Art, music, literature, and science show a creativity surpassed by few in the galaxy. Mon Calamari literature depicts stars as islands in a galactic sea. This shows a passionate longing to explore space and discover other civilizations.