- "Predators on Tatooine have learned to give the sandtusker a wide berth, as this reptilian scavenger is far from an easy meal. Protected by ridges of bone and capable of goring flesh with its tusks, a sandtusker not only repels attempts to prey on it, but often chases down and finishes off a would-be attacker. Sandtuskers mainly feed on carrion, and their powerful maws are capable of crunching through even krayt dragon bones to reach the nutrient-rich marrow inside. A platoon in the Republic’s Thirty-eighth Infantry–several members of which had lived on Tatooine–named its armored walker “the Sandtusker.” True to form, it carried the soldiers safely through the harshest battles of the Great War."
- ―In-game Codex (Bestiary)
- For information on this subject beyond The Old Republic, see: Sandtusker on Wookieepedia