Surobans were natives of Surobos. They were lead by Alalal, the King Queen of the Long Dark Shoal of Suroban. They encountered the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones and the crew of the Seamancer. The king offered the survivors till moondown to leave or they would be executed. Jalkis, a Suroban, swam down to the ship with the Doctor to allow him to get into the TARDIS. He then brought it to the surface although Jalkis was badly hurt by the Skilus eels. The survivors then returned to their own planet, leaving the Surobans in peace. (COMIC: Shipwreck!)