The Snikkt found proto-Paha decimating their homeworld in a pre-sapient war that had lasted over 20 000 years. Paha accepted Uplift as a way to stop this conflict. In control of colony-world Tindiri, mainly inhabited by Nayha?, clients of the Paha.

Burly, 1.8-metre-tall bipedal reptiloids, adult Paha mass over 200 kilos and resemble huge frog-like sumo wrestlers or giant shell-less terrapins. Paha body chemistry is toxic to Humans. Paha acts as the police-arm of the Snikkt clan and they sometimes work as mercenaries for other clans such as the Soro.

Sources: Contacting Aliens, an Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe, Startide Rising, GURPS Uplift,