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Examples of Species in Star Trek Online
Aehallhelder.png APU (Cravic).png Va'Kel Shon.png Crystalline Entity remastered.png
Aehallh Worm APU Andorian Crystalline Entity
Visitor.png M'hetya.png Tholian Queen.png Undine Infiltrator.jpg
Devidian Kobali Tholian Undine

A Species (or Race) in Star Trek Online appear in Star Trek Online in various guises, namely;

  • Player species: The player is able to create a character in this species. Note further species can be approximated through via the "Alien species", but this is not registered as a particular species and does not benefit from species-specific traits.
  • Bridge Officer: The player can recruit bridge officers of that species, many of whom have access to specific traits.
  • Duty Officer: The player may recruit duty officers of that species. They are not seen as a ground NPC but are listed as members of the player's crew.
  • Non-Player Character: The species is seen in-game with ground NPC, but cannot be recruited by the player in any form.
Faction key
  • Faction FED25.png: 25th century Starfleet only
  • Faction DSC.png: Discovery-era Starfleet only
  • Faction FED23.png: TOS-era Starfleet only
  • Faction KDF.png: Klingon Defence Force only
  • Faction Romulan Republic.png: Romulan Republic only
  • Faction FED-Allies.png: Starfleet and allied (i.e. DSC, TOS and Federation-allied Romulan and Dominion captains)
  • Faction KDF-Allies.png: Klingon and allied (i.e. KDF-allied Romulan and Dominion captains)

Note that access to certain bridge officers are gated; DSC and TOS captains cannot access 25th century species until they arrive in 2409. Likewise, Romulan and Dominion characters must choose their ally before accessing certain officers. Other bridge officers are limited in number, for example, Federation-allied captains can only access a single Naussican as part of the Diplomacy commendation.

Humanoid[]

Humanoids are species which are generally intelligent, bilaterally symmetrical, bipedal lifeform. While there are various sub-categories (i.e Vulcanoid, Arboreal, Reptilian and so on), for the purposes of this list it includes any corporeal life broadly using the standard humanoid wire-frame. As a result, providing the game's lore allows, most of these species are accessible as either playable captains or bridge officers. Many others can be created via the alien generator.

Species Picture Playable BOff available DOff available Non-playable External link
Acamarian Doffshot Sf Acamarian Female 01 icon.png No No Acamarian DOffs Acamarian NPCs
Aenar Doffshot Sf Aenar Female 05 icon.png No Faction FED-Allies.png Aenar DOffs Aenar NPCs
Alpha Jem'Hadar Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer Candidate.jpg No No No Yes
Andorian Doffshot Sf Andorian Male 07 icon.png Faction FED25.pngFaction FED23.png Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Andorian DOffs Andorian NPCs
Atosee Hale Etunem.png No No No Atosee NPCs Non-canon species
Bajoran Doffshot Sf Bajoran Female 05 icon.png Faction FED25.png Faction FED-Allies.png Bajoran DOffs Bajoran NPCs
Ba'ku Doffshot Sf Human Female 01 icon.png No No Ba'ku DOffs No
Benthan Doffshot Sf Benthan Male 01 icon.png No No Benthan DOffs Benthan NPCs
Benzite Doffshot Sf Benzite Male 01 icon.png Faction FED25.png No Benzite DOffs Benzite NPCs
Betazoid Doffshot Sf Betazoid Female 01 icon.png Faction FED25.png Faction FED-Allies.png Betazoid DOffs Betazoid NPCs
Bolian Doffshot Sf Bolian Male 06 icon.png Faction FED25.png Faction FED-Allies.png Bolian DOffs Bolian NPCs
Borg Manus of Borg.png No No No Borg NPCs
Borg (liberated) Doff Unique Sf Liberated Borg Human M 02 icon.png Faction FED25.pngFaction KDF.pngFaction Romulan Republic.png Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.pngFaction Romulan Republic.png Borg (liberated)
DOffs
Borg (liberated) NPCs
Breen Doff Unique Sf Breen M 01 icon.png No Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Breen DOffs Breen NPCs
Brunali Icheb.png No No No Brunali NPCs
Bynar Doffshot Ke Bynar Female 02 icon.png No No Bynar DOffs No
Caitian Doffshot Sf Caitian Male 02 icon.png Faction FED25.png Faction FED-Allies.png Caitian DOffs Caitian NPCs
Capellan Leonard James Akaar.png No No No Capellan NPCs
Cardassian Doffshot Ke Cardassian Male 03 icon.png Faction FED25.pngFaction KDF.png Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Cardassian DOffs Cardassian NPCs
Deferi Doff Unique Ke Deferi M 01 icon.png No No Deferi DOffs Deferi NPCs Non-canon species
Deltan Doffshot Sf Deltan Female 01 icon.png No No Deltan DOffs Deltan NPCs
Denobulan Masc Taggart.png No No No Denobulan NPCs
Dewan Dewans.jpg No No No Yes
Dinasian Dinasian.png No No No Yes
Dosi DOff Dosi Male 03 icon.png No No Dosi DOffs No
El-Aurian Doffshot Sf ElAurian Female 02 icon.png No No El-Aurian DOffs El-Aurian NPCs
Ennis Ennis.jpg No No No Ennis NPCs
Eohki Eohki Female.png No No No Yes Non-canon species
Fek'Ihri Enslaved Hordling (new).png No No No Fek'Ihri NPCs
Ferasan Doffshot Ke Ferasan Male 01 icon.png Faction KDF.png Faction KDF-Allies.png Ferasan DOffs Ferasan NPCs
Ferengi Doffshot Ke Ferengi Male 01 icon.png Faction FED25.png Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Ferengi DOffs Ferengi NPCs
Gorn Doffshot Ke Gorn Male 01 icon.png Faction KDF.png Faction KDF-Allies.pngFaction FED-Allies.png Gorn DOffs Gorn NPCs
Hazari Y'Dren.png No No No Hazari NPCs
Herald Herald servant.png No No No Yes Non-canon species
Hirogen Doffshot Ke Hirogen Male 01 icon.png No No Hirogen DOffs Hirogen NPCs
Human Doffshot Sf Human Female 05 icon.png Faction FED25.pngFaction FED23.pngFaction DSC.png Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Human DOffs Human NPCs
Hunter DOff Hunter Male 01 icon.png No No Hunter DOffs No
Iccobar Iccobar.png No No No Yes
Iconian S'Kenn.png No No No Iconian NPCs
Ithenite Ithenite50px.jpg No No No Yes
Jem'Hadar Doffshot Sf Jemhadar Male 01 icon.png Faction Dominion.png Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF.pngFaction Romulan Republic.pngFaction Dominion.png Jem'Hadar DOffs Jem'Hadar NPCs
Karemma Karemman.jpg No No Karemma DOffs Karemma NPCs
Kazon Doffshot Sf Kazon Male 04 icon.png No No Kazon DOffs Kazon NPCs
Kentari Pentaaro.png No Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Yes Kentari NPCs Non-canon species
Klingon (TNG) Doffshot Sf Klingon Male 01 icon.png Faction KDF.pngFaction FED25.png Faction KDF.pngFaction FED25.png Klingon DOffs Klingon NPCs
Klingon (Discovery) Tenavik.png Faction KDF.png Faction KDF.png Klingon DOffs Klingon NPCs
Kobali Doffshot Sf Kobali Male 08 icon.png No Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Kobali DOffs Kobali NPCs
Krenim Doffshot Sf Krenim Male 02 icon.png No Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Krenims DOffs Krenim NPCs
Ktarian Naomi Wildman.png No No No Yes
Lethean Doffshot Ke Lethean Male 01 icon.png Faction KDF.png Faction KDF-Allies.pngFaction FED-Allies.png Lethean DOffs Lethean NPCs
Loktaran Loktaran50px.jpg No No No Yes
Lukari Kuumaarke.png No Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Yes Lukari NPCs Non-canon species
Lurian Morn.png No No No Lurian NPCs
M-113 M113.jpg No No No Yes
Malon Doffshot Sf Malon Male 04 icon.png No No Yes Malon NPCs
Na'kuhl Ka'Tek.png No No Na'kuhl DOffs Na'kuhl NPCs
Nausicaan Doffshot Ke Nausicaan Male 01 icon.png Faction KDF.png Faction KDF-Allies.pngFaction FED-Allies.png Nausicaan DOffs Nausicaan NPCs
Nol-Ennis Ennis.jpg No No No Ennis NPCs
Ocampa Doffshot Ke Ocampa Female 01 icon.png No No Ocampa DOffs Ocampa NPCs
Octanti Rerrick.png No No No Octanti NPCs
Orion Doffshot Ke Orion Female 01 icon.png Faction KDF.png Faction KDF-Allies.pngFaction FED-Allies.png Orion DOffs Orion NPCs
Overlooker Doffshot Sf Hierarchy Male 05 icon.png No Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Yes Overlooker NPCs
Pakled Doffshot Sf Pakled Male 09 icon.png Faction FED25.png Faction FED-Allies.png No Pakled NPCs
Paradan DOff Parada Male 05 icon.png No No Paradan DOffs No
Povini Povin male.png No No No Yes Non-canon species
Preserver Preserver.png No No No Yes
Reman Doffshot Sf Reman Male 16 icon.png Faction Romulan Republic.png Faction Romulan Republic.pngFaction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Reman DOffs Reman NPCs
Rigelian Doffshot Sf Rigelian Male 03 icon.png Faction FED25.png Faction FED-Allies.png Rigelian DOffs Rigelian NPCs
Risian Doff Unique Sf Risian F 03 icon.png No No Risian DOffs Risian NPCs
Romulan DOff Romulan Male 01 icon.png Faction Romulan Republic.png Faction Romulan Republic.pngFaction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Romulan DOffs Romulan NPCs
Saurian Doffshot Sf Saurian Male 01 icon.png Faction FED25.png Faction FED-Allies.png Saurian DOffs Saurian NPCs
Solanae Solanae crop.png No No No Yes
Son'a Jol'hi.png No No No Yes
Suliban Doffshot Sf Suliban Male 04 icon.png No No Suliban DOffs Suliban NPCs
Talaxian Doffshot Ke Talaxian Male 01 icon.png Faction FED25.pngFaction KDF.pngFaction Romulan Republic.png Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Talaxian DOffs Talaxian NPCs
Taurean Taurean.png No No No Yes
Tellarite Doffshot Sf Tellarite Male 01 icon.png Faction FED25.pngFaction FED23.png Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction FED23.png Tellarite DOffs Tellarite NPCs
Terran James O'Brien Coat.png No No No Terran NPCs
Tosk Doffshot Sf Tosk Male 01 icon.png No No Tosk DOffs No
Trill/Joined Trill Doffshot Sf Trillancient Male 10 icon.png Faction FED25.pngFaction KDF.png Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Trill DOffs Trill NPCs
Turei Bellas.png No No No Turei NPCs
Tuterian Clauda.png No No No Yes
Vaadwaur Gaul.png No No No Vaadwaur NPCs
Violacean Violacean50px.png No No No Yes
Vorgon Ajur.png No No No Vorgon NPCs
Vorta Doffshot Sf Vorta Male 10 icon.png No No Vorta DOffs Vorta NPCs
Voth Doffshot Sf Voth Male 01 icon.png No Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Voth DOffs Voth NPCs
Vulcan Doffshot Sf Vulcan Male 01 icon.png Faction FED25.pngFaction FED23.pngFaction DSC.png Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction FED23.pngFaction DSC.png Vulcan DOffs Vulcan NPCs
Wadi DOff Wadi Male 08 icon.png No No Wadi DOffs No
Xenexian Mackenzie Calhoun.png No No No Xenexian NPCs
Xindi-Arboreal Doff Unique Sf Xindi Aboreal M 01 icon.png No No Xindi-Arboreal DOffs Xindi NPCs
Xindi-Primate Doff Unique Sf Xindi Primate M 02 icon.png No No Xindi-Primate DOffs Xindi NPCs
Xindi-Insectoid DOff Xindi Male 02 icon.png No No Xindi-Insectoid DOffs Xindi NPCs
Xindi-Reptilian DOff Xindi Male 04 icon.png No Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Xindi-Reptilian DOffs Xindi NPCs
Yridian Doffshot Sf Yridian Male 01 icon.png No No Yridian DOffs Yridian NPCs
Zambean Zambean50px.jpg No No No Yes

Artificial[]

Artificial life is a technological creation that has achieved consciousness and intelligence. While their exact status, both philosophically and legally, may be disputed, these beings are usually identified and treated as sentient by those who are familiar with them. These forms of life usually present as humanoid, often as they are created by humanoids in their own image, but they are not bound to that shape.

Species Picture Playable BOff available DOff available Non-playable External link
Android Doff Unique Sf Android M 01 icon.png No Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Android DOFFs Android NPCs
Automated Personnel Unit APU (Pralor).png No No APU DOffs APU NPCs
Control Control.png No No No No
Photonic Doffshot Unique Sf Emh Mark1 icon.png No Faction FED-Allies.pngFaction KDF-Allies.png Photonic DOffs Photonic NPCs
Simulacrum Abraham Lincoln.png No No No Simulacrum NPCs

Non-Humanoid[]

Life comes in a large variety of forms, from sea creatures to shapeshifters. Some, such as the Tholians, require unique environmental conditions so survive without EV suits. These species are unlikely to ever be playable captains or bridge officers due to the unique animations needed for them (or the powers inherent in their species) but do appear as NPCs.

Species Picture BOff available DOff available Non-playable External link
Ba'ul Image Missing.png No No No
Changeling Femalechangeling.png No No Changeling NPCs
Elachi Elachi.jpg Yes No Yes
Excalbian Excalbian.png No No Excalbian NPCs
Hur'q Hur'q.png No No Hur'q NPCs
Tholian Doff Unique Ke Tholian M 03 icon.png No Tholian DOffs Tholian NPCs
Tzenkethi Tzenkethi male.png No No Yes
Undine Undine Captain.png No No Undine NPCs
Xindi-Aquatic DOff Xindi Female 01 icon.png No Xindi-Aquatic DOffs Xindi NPCs

Cosmozoan[]

The Crystalline Entity is a large, deadly Cosmozoan that feeds on matter from planets

Cosmozoans are species who live in and traverse open space, rather than being bound to the atmosphere of a planet. These include the Crystalline Entity and Gekli. Due to their radically unique physiology and the failure thus far to establish meaningful communication, their intelligence is difficult to assess.

Non-coporeal[]

Non-coporeal beings are those who do not exist as ordinary matter. They often appear as a form of energy, such as the Devidians and Pahvans but for others, such as the Prophets, Pah-wraiths and the Q, any visible form is usually created exclusively for communication with carbon-based life. The latter group tend to possess a great deal of power over the physical world and space-time itself to the extent that they can be, or are, viewed by less powerful species as gods.

Wildlife[]

Tartigrades are large beast-like creatures able to navigate the mycelial network.

Beyond most humanoid species, and others with whom communication is relatively easy, there are a large number of other forms of life (termed as the in-game faction Wildlife). Most of these encountered by the player, such as Sehlats and Aehallh Worms, are not considered to be intelligent. Others, such as the Horta or Tardigrade, are more difficult to assess. The Bluegill, while appearing intelligent, is an artificial parasite and thus its intelligence is innate or derived from its creator. These species often appear as NPCs and as combat or non-combat pets. The jahSepp are fully sentient, although are fungi rather than animals or insects as most other sentient, non-humanoid beings are.

Mentioned only[]

Some species do not appear in game, but are referenced either in dialogue, via items or otherwise written down in game. These include the Dopterian, Etanian, Kobliad, Numiri, Quarren, Tamarian, Tarkalean, Tazani, and the Tkon.

Cryptic-created[]

The Deferi were the first major species in the game to not be from Trek canon

While most species in Star Trek Online are canon, there are a few that are original creations by Cryptic, most notably the Deferi and the Lukari who fulfil leading roles in story arcs and reoccur throughout the game.

In addition, species such as the Tzenkethi and Fek'Ihri are drawn from references and events in episodes but were never seen on screen. As a result, their appearance, and much of their background, is defined by Cryptic.

Early on in the game's history, many more species appeared in exploration clusters, minor patrols and as background characters. Most of these, such as the Aelasans, Dalankrit, Dia'fene, Hylasa, Mokia, and Xaraxian no longer appear in the game as their content has been removed.

Xenexians fall in between as, while not a canon species, they are not created by Cryptic but rather originate from novels.