Patrons of the mighty Jophur. Appear to be ending their 13 million year citizenship and preparing to enter the Retired Order of Life.

Not counting antennae the Poa are 2 to 2.25 metres high and 4 to 5 metres in length. Each resembles a sleek snail with an immense foot surrounded by hundreds of tentacles. 2 metre long antennae are probably sensory organs.

Colouring varies wildly from tans to fluorescent magenta, suggesting they have the ability to communicate through colour changes.

Sources: Contacting Aliens, An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe, New Uplift Trilogy