Firrikash's species is unknown. His intimidating appearance is bigger, taller and burlier than the Humans, similar to that of a bear.
His species are obviously ideal for Tau-14's salvage work, given their strength abilities.
In 16 AE, Firrikash is known to have a grudge on Cale, picking a fight with him in the habitation decks after a lunch break. Cale had irritated him previously, pushing in front of him during the line-up to lunch. Together with his friend Po, Firrikash beat Cale a number of times until their fight was stopped by the entering Joseph Korso.