|Behind the Scenes|
The Gormagander is a whale-sized space-dwelling life form, and has been described as a "space whale" for simplicity, as it has been noted that referring to it as a "fish" would be inaccurate. They are light pink in color and have several body protrusions which resemble fins or tentacles. As of 2256, this species is considered endangered.
Gormaganders spend their entire lives feeding off alpha particles in the solar winds. They often get so consumed by this task that they tend to ignore even their other biological instincts, such as reproduction.
- Star Trek: Discovery, s01e07, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad" (2017)