The Grik'tra (also called floppy ears, flop-ears, or lop-ears by the humans) were a species inhabiting the planet Joshi. They faced extinction when an earth virus was released due to mining operations on their planet. There had been only a few thousand of them by the time the virus was released.


Although presented as a decadent species by corporations, the Grik'tra had a highly advanced culture, their history being over 200,000 years older than mankind's.