The Benzo are an amphibious race that stand on average almost eight feet tall. They possess a very durable hide and are quite strong although their reflexes are comparatively slow. Their vision is excellent under water and in darkness but comparatively poor in surface daylight. Their hearing is above average and they possess an excellent sense of smell.
Benzo most typically run wild free market capitalist societies where massive corporations rule over their planets. Everything, from social services to police forces are provided by the corporations. A majority of Benzos are part of some union or guild of some sort and often times wars can break out between these various factions or more rarely, union coalitions against corporate heads, which can either crush the unions, force corporate heads to capitulate to union demands, or force the corp to declare bankruptcy, leaving it vulnerable to hostile takeovers from other corporations. Corporate wars can be very, very nasty things and it is not uncommon for them to spill over into other alien businesses. Those that get in bed with the Benzo do so at their own risk.
Benzo are technically sophisticated, especially in the field of life support and hostile environment habitation. For example, the corporation Hruuurrr's Habitats are known galaxy wide for their high quality emergency shelters and long term habidomes. The Benzo's home world is Nyzalez.