The Gendlii are an insectoid sentient species from the Gend asteroids. Best known for their technological aptitude, the Gendlii are considered to be among the finest starship engineers in the Galaxy.
Gendlii are thin bipedal insectoids, standing 1.9 meters tall on average. Unlike many insectoids, they had only four limbs (two arms and two legs.) Their heads were dominated by large, black, compound eyes. They also had two antennae, one located behind each eye. Their hardened carapace, composed of a green chitinous substance called carahide, was as flexible as the skin of other creatures, yet tough enough to deflect a blade or even absorb a glancing blaster bolt. The Gendlii circulatory system does not contain a heart — at least, not an organ which Human physiologists would identify as a heart.