The Porodaks, also known simply as Daks, are a sentient species native to Electra (a moon of Upsilon Andromedae d). Due to the larger amount of radiation occasionally being produced by their parent sun, the Porodaks (as with most species on Electra) evolved to be subterranean (rarely going to the surface). The species evolved to view better in the dark (making them blind on the surface) and to develop hard skin to burrow under the ground (giving them a pangolin-like appearance).
The Yadderevoes made first contact with the Porodaks centuries ago. Since the species was far more primitive compared to the Yadderevoes, Elecra gradually became something of a colonial world, with the Porodaks assimilating the Yadderevo culture.