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Animals

This article contains a list of animals for which Klingon names are known. There is a separate list of birds for which Klingon names are known. The Klingon word for animal is the same as for meat, namely Ha'DIbaH.

Klingon name type Description, if available Source
bIQDep sea fish KGT
boqrat bokrat; its liver can be eaten, usually stewed KGT
chemvaH Klingon women make noises like a chemvaH when they want to show their interest for a man. KGT
cheS land animal with long ears similar to an Earth rabbit qep'a' 2016
cheyIS sea cephalopod; it's definitely squid-like qep'a' 2021
DenIb Qatlh Denebian slime devil TKD
gha'cher land goat-like creature, closest Klingon goat analogue qep'a' 2019
ghIlab ghew bugs glob fly KGT
ghISnar land grishnar cat Diplomatic Implausibility
ghotI' sea fish HolQeD v10n4, p. 5
Hajvav land animal resembling a weasel qep'a' 2011, paq'batlh page 130f
Humlaw' bugs like a ghargh, but with lots of wiggly legs qepHom 2018
Hun land khrun, an animal that runs very fast qep'a' 2011, paq'batlh page 130f
jajlo' Qa' land a very loud animal; though not a bird, crows in the mornings like a rooster HolQeD v10n4
la'SIv type of animal (like a turtle) email to Felix Malmenbeck of August 2012
lIngta' lingta KGT, Diplomatic Implausibility
lung loong, an lizardlike animal KGT
mabeb toad-like or frog-like creature qep'a' 2019
mIl'oD land sabre bear KGT
morwI' bugs ant qep'a' 2021
mughato' land mugato, large ape-like creature from the planet Neural TKD
naQ 'er a Klingon animal called a "brush devil" in Federation Standard qep'a' 2017
norgh sea norg, sharklike animal KGT, Sarek
ngavyaw' land canine-like creature, like the creature that accompanies the guards on Rura Penthe qep'a' 2019
po Ha'DIbaH land an animal that makes noise in the morning HolQeD v10n4
qa'put land smallish monkey-like creature qep'a' 2019
qa'raj ka'raj, ka'radsh, the claw can be eaten, also written with a Q KGT
qeSnoDmaj sea jellyfish qep'a' 2021
qovIj land canine-like creature, smaller than a ngavyaw', similar to Kruge's pet in ST3 qep'a' 2019
Qa' short form of jajlo' Qa' TKD, HolQeD v10n4
Qa'Da' krada; its legs are popular as food Diplomatic Implausibility
Qa'Hom similar to a jajlo' Qa', doesn't crow and is smaller KGT, HolQeD v10n4, KCD
Qaj kradge; has brown lips KGT, s.k 1998.02.21, HolQeD v8n1
QIncha' land krincha, krencha, krimtscha qep'a' 2011
Qogh land [pet-like animal, like a dog] TKD
Sargh land sark, horse-like animal found in forests, used by Klingons for riding KGT
SolbIS sea whale, dolphin, porpoise qep'a' 2021
Suy' shooy, used as an insult, similar to "pig!" KGT
tangqa' land bull-like animal HolQeD v9n4
targh land furry pig-like Klingon animal; they make the sound wel or welwelwel TKD-A, qep'a' 2017
targhoroj sea crab qep'a' 2021
teghbat teg'bat KGT
tIghla' t'gla KGT
tIqnagh land tknag, a dangerous carnivore, living on the Klingon planet Taganika KGT, KCD
tI'qa' vIghro' _tika_-cat KGT
to'baj tobbaj; its legs are popular as food, often stuffed KGT
toqvIr lung Tokvirian skink; its eggs are eaten whole KGT
toppa' topah KGT
tlhIghaq trigak, a predator with sharp teeth, which it hides before an attack A Burning House, qepHom 2014
vIghro' land v'gro, one of several cat-like animals (cp. e.g. tI'qa' vIghro' "_tika_ cat"; they make the sound 'Imyagh KGT, qep'a' 2017
voDchuch bugs arthropod like a largish spider qepHom'a' 17
'e'levan Terran Terran elephant, word borrowed from Federation Standard qep'a' 2017
'er a type of animal TKD
'evta' animal similar to a newt or salamander qep'a' 2017
'I' ghew bugs a bug that sort of resembles a beetle qepHom 2018
'IghvaH igvah; its liver is used to make soup KGT
'Iwghargh bugs bloodworm KGT
'obray'wal land arthropod similar to a scorpion, with a sharp and venomous tail qepHom'a' 17
'oqe' sea coral qep'a' 2019

Non-canon animals

These following animal names have appeared in novels, but were not vetted by Okrand.
Klingon name Description, if available Source
bolmaq lives on bo'retlh, bleats and runs in circles glossary in Honor Bound
qu'vatlh stubborn animal DSN "Sons and Daughters"
Quv'eq kuvrek, prefers shady locations Enemy Territory
taqnar taknar, the stomach, with content, is eaten, its dung smells rotten A Good Day to Die, A Burning House
torghotlh torgot, native to Rura Penthe A Burning House

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