A gormenghastly was a type of small animal.

In 2269, during the battle between Spock and Spock One on Organia, Captain James T. Kirk (due to the effects of the thought-shield) saw the drowned bodies of a wide variety of small animals, including gormenghastlies. (TOS novel: Spock Must Die!)

Gormenghastlies were presumably named after the Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake.
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