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Name : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z # All

NameUp Description First seen
Caatati1 Humanoid civilization native to the the Delta Quadrant. The Borg destroyed or assimilated most of the Caatati; only a few thousand people survived in 27 refugee ships. Conditions aboard these ships were poor, with food and energy shortages a constant threat. The Caatati took to begging others for supplies, and even on occasion to stealing what they needed.1 Day of Honor
Cairn2 Telepaths who had never had a spoken language until meeting with the Federation.2 Dark Page
Caitian3 A Caitian was present at the hearing which demoted Kirk back to Captain in 2286. Some Caitians have a fur covering, with colours including black and brown.3 Other Caitins have human-type hair only, with skin bare of fur otherwise.4 Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home
Calamarain5 A mysterious species of energy beings, which Q considered to be intelligent, but flighty. The Calamarain were capable of generating energy fields which they could use to sense the presence of others or attack them at a distance. One Calamarain was considered capable of overwhelming and destroying a Galaxy class starship. Q had tormented the Calamarain, and although he claimed his actions were not all that bad they bore him a considerable grudge. When Q became briefly Human in 2366 a Calamarain attacked the Enterprise-D to get to him for revenge.5 Deja Q
Caldonian6 A noted race of scholars, the Caldonians attempted to purchase rights to the Barzan wormhole.6 The Price
Caldorian Eel7 Animal life form which could reach at least four metres in length. Klim Dokachin once discovered a Caldorian Eel on a junked spacecraft and adopted it as a pet.7 Unification, Part 1
Calrissian Chameleon8 Animal used in medicine by Dr. Phlox. It's pituitary gland could be made compatible with a dog's. The chameleon secretes a rare toxin which is highly useful in treating respiratory infections.8 A Night In Sickbay
Camorite9 Humanoid species native to Camor V9 Bloodlines
Canary10 Earth bird. In ancient times miners would take canaries into tunnels as a way to test for poisonous gas.10 Harbinger
Capellan11 A fierce but primitive warrior species, the Capellans signed an agreement with the Federation granting them mining rights.11 Friday's Child
Cardassian Vole12 An animal life form native to Cardassia, the Cardassian Vole is about 25 cm in length, has six limbs and a partial covering of hair. The Voles are a notorious pest aboard Cardassian space stations, damaging as they are attracted to energy fields.13 Quark considered staging Vole fights in his bar for Cardassian patrons, though this was illegal.14 Despite this he and Morn attempted to hold Vole fighting contests on the station, though they were caught before any actual fighting could occur.15 In 2372 Quark made a deal on Vole bellies which netted him a 15% profit margin.16 Quark's bar suffered occasional Vole infestations, much to his annoyance.17 Voles are known for "leaping on one another" with great haste and little preparation when mating.18 The phrase "sick as a vole" was occasionally heard aboard Deep Space Nine.19 Hungry voles are known for having no loyalty.20 Various Deep Space Nine episodes
Cardassians21 Easily recognizable by their pale grey skin and heavily ridged neck,21 the Cardassians are evolved from reptilian ancestors. They prefer a darker more humid environment than Human beings, although they can tolerate Human living standards if necessary.22

Cardassian history tends to consist of extremes; once a peaceful and spiritual people, their planet's poor resources proved unable to support their expanding population and starvation and disease became rampant. Millions of deaths resulted, leading to a general breakdown in the government. The military forces of the planet staged a take-over and launched several wars against their neighbours in order to secure new resources. Although further millions where lost in these wars, the military government did succeed in stabilizing the situation on Cardassia.23

In 2347 the Cardassians invaded Setlik III,24 believing it to be a base to be used in an invasion of their own territory by the Federation. A prolonged period of tension resulted. In 2355 the Federation dispatched a Constellation class starship in an attempt to make peace, but the Cardassians rejected the offer and forced the ship to flee.21 Hostilities briefly flared again in 2367 when Captain Maxwell launched unauthorised attacks on several Cardassian ships, but Captain Picard was able to stabilise the situation.21

In 2372 a civilian uprising deposed the military government. Suspecting Dominion involvement in the coup, the Klingons launched an invasion of Cardassia; the Federation opposed this action and was successful in forcing the Klingons to halt their advance into Cardassia, although this destroyed the Federation-Klingon alliance and resulted in a short period of hostilities between those two powers.25 The Federation shipped considerable aid to the devastated Cardassian government.26

Humiliated by having to rely on charity from a former enemy after a relatively quick and easy defeat at the hands of the Klingons, Gul Dukat led a Dominion take-over of Cardassia and was installed as ruler of the region in 2373.27 Cardassian forces subsequently fought alongside the Jem'Hadar in the Dominion War, but this alliance was never a very strong one.12 When Gul Dukat was captured by the Federation during the retaking of Deep Space Nine,28 leadership fell to Damar.29 Damar was less than enamoured with his Dominion masters, a situation made worse when the Breen joined the Dominion.30 Relations continued to sour, to the point where Damar attempted to break away from Dominion rule.31

In reprisal the Dominion destroyed a Cardassian city, hoping to terrorize the homeworld into submission. When news reached the front lines the Cardassian fleet turned on the Dominion en masse, helping to inflict a devastating defeat upon them. In retaliation the Founders ordered the Jem'Hadar to murder as many Cardassian citizens as possible, and in the final hours of the war Cardassia Prime was devastated.32

In the aftermath of the war the Cardassians are faced with a colossal task in rebuilding their shattered Union. It remains to be seen whether they will be able to form a more civilized government in the process.33

The Wounded
Carlotti34 A species which are located near to the Necrit expanse. Some Carlotti are involved in criminal activities.34 Fair Trade
Carnivorous Rastipod35 Large Bajoran creature known for its clumsiness35 Progress
Cat36 Terran animal noted for its independence.36 Felis Catus is it's taxonomic nomenclature.37 Data's Day
Cave-Rat38 Cave dwelling animal found in the caves of a planet in the Gamma Quadrant. When Kor, Dax and Worf visited the planet in their search for the Sword of Kahless in 2372 they caught some Cave-Rats as food. Kor did not find them to his taste as they were 'all bones'. Kor tried to convince Worf to turn their killing of the rats into an epic story of a battle against a fearsome beast, which Worlf declined to do.38 The Sword of Kahless
Centaurian slug39 A small creature which, when placed within a humanoid body, secreted a toxin which forced the person to answer any question put to them, whether they wanted to or not. Nero used a Centaurian slug to force Captain Pike to reveal information about Earth's defence system to him in 2258.39 Star Trek XI
Ceti Eel40 Slug-like creature native to Ceti Alpha V, and the only native life form to survive the change to that planet's orbit after Ceti Alpha VI exploded. The Ceti Eel is about five inches long, covered in ridges along it's back. These contain the small bodies of the creature's young. When released, the young burrow into a person's ear and wrap themselves around the cerebral cortex - a habit which renders the person highly susceptible to suggestion. The adult Eel will then exit the ear when grown. In 2285 Captain Terrell and Commander Chekov were deliberately infected by Khan Noonian Singh to coerce them into helping with his escape from Ceti Alpha V. Terrell subsequently committed suicide rather than kill Admiral Kirk, but Chekov's Eel exited his body and was killed by Kirk. He made a full recovery.40 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Chalnoth41 An aggressive species, the Chalnoth are anarchists who reject any form of authority. A Chalnoth cannot go more than three or four days without eating.41 Allegiance
Chameloid42 Shape changing beings once thought to be mythical42 Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
Chandir43 A member of this species was present on Starbase Earhart in 2327, where he watched a game of dom-jot played by Starfleet Ensign Cortan Zweller.44 Members of this species were a common sight on Deep Space Nine. Two members visited shortly after the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole45, and another when Grand Nagus Zek retired.46 A member of the species served aboard the Miradorn ship commanded by Ah-Kel and Ro-Kel in 2369.47In 2369 Nog and Jake amused themselves by throwing small stones at two members of the species from the upper level of the promenade.48 Two of them were on the station when Vedek Winn accused Keiko of blasphemous teachings.49 They were also regulars in Quark's Bar in 237050, and could be seen on the promenade occasionally.51

The Borg appear to have assimilated members of this species prior to 2373.52 They were widely travelled, having reached the Delta Quadrant where some watched Tsunkatse matches.53
Star Trek : Titan, Book 5 - Over a Torrent Sea
Cheronians54 The Federation first became aware of the Cheronians in 2268, when a Federation shuttlecraft was stolen from Starbase 4. It was intercepted about a month later by the USS Enterprise. They found the thief to be a closely Humanoid individual, with one major exception : his skin was completely black on one side of his body, completely white on the other. The ship's doctor assumed that this peculiar colouring was some form of mutation.

Shortly afterwards the Enterprise was chased by another ship. It's pilot beamed aboard the Starship's bridge; named Bele, he had the same black/white colouring as the prisoner Lokai. Bele claimed that he was an official of the Cheronian government, and had been pursuing Lokai for an amazing fifty thousand years. Bele claimed that Lokai and 'his kind' were traitors against the government, while Lokai claimed that he was rather a revolutionary fighting for freedom.

It soon became clear that, although apparently identical in colouring, there was one subtle difference between the two men; Bele was coloured black on the right side and white on the left side, while Lokai was coloured black on the left and white on the right. This slight difference had been enough to spark immense racial hatred between the two factions.

When Captain Kirk declined to head for Cheron and hand over Lokai to the authorities Bele seized control of the ship, apparently using some form of PSI to set it on course for Cheron. He declined to release the vessel until Kirk threatened to use the self destruct system.

Once the Enterprise had completed its mission, Bele again seized control of the ship - this time disabling the self destruct system in the process. He sent it towards Cheron, which lay in the southernmost part of the galaxy in an uncharted quarter. Both he and Lokai demonstrated further PSI-type powers, including personal force fields.

On arrival at the planet, the Enterprise found the entire world lifeless - apparently the result of vast wars which had raged between the two factions. Bele and Lokai immediately blamed each other's people for the catastrophe, and set about attacking one another once again. Lokai managed to escape the ship by beaming down to Cheron, with Bele again in pursuit.

Little more is known about the culture of Cheron or the abilities of the Cheronians themselves. The source of their impressive abilities appeared to be natural, although it is possible that they were the result of some type of implant or other advanced technology. The claimed fifty thousand year duration of the chase indicates that the Cheronians have extremely long life spans, possibly even some form of immortality. The wreckage of their civilization indicated that the Cheronians tended to live in several very large cities, rather than many hundreds of smaller ones, but Captain Kirk was understandably disinclined to remain at the planet to do further research.

If indeed the Cheronians do posses immortality, it seems likely that Bele peruses Lokai even to this day. For as Captain Kirk noted of the two, hatred may not be all they ever had, but it was surely all they had left.54
Let that be Your Last Battlefield
Chessu55 Species who took part in an annual sub-warp shuttle race55 Drive
Chicken56 Earth bird. In primitive times the eggs and flesh of chickens were eaten as food. The Bringloidi still kept chickens when the Enterprise-D encountered them in 2365.56 Up The Long Ladder
Chokuzan57 A species encountered by Voyager in 2377. First contact occurred when Icheb and Q2 travelled to the Klovari system via a multispacial fissure. A Chokuzan warship, fired on the Delta Flyer with an omicron radiation weapon, injuring Icheb. The Chokuzan was later revealed to be Q, who had disguised himself as part of an effort to test his son's willingness to help others. It is possible that the Chokuzan are an entirely fictional creation of Q.57 Q2
Chrysallian6 Species who attempted to buy the Barzan Wormhole6 The Price
Circassian Cat58 Geordi LaForge owned one of these58 Violations
Coalescent organism59 This creature killed a Starfleet officer and took command of a subspace relay post.59 Aquiel
Companion60 An energy cloud, the companion cared for Zefram Cochrane after he disappeared.60 Metamorphosis
Conciousness Parasite61 Noncorporeal lifeform which attacks a victim just before death61 Coda
Coridanite62 Beta quadrant species63 which was petitioning for Federation membership in 2257.64 In the mid 2150s, the Coridans were said to manufacture ships even faster and more advanced than Vulcan vessels of the time. However, the Coridan political situation was rather unstable and rebel factions frequently took hostages.65 A Coridantie Ambassador attended the multi-species conference on Earth in 2155.62 Demons
Corvallen66 Corvallens ran freighter runs near the Romulan border.66 Face of the Enemy
Corvan Gilvos67 Stick like animal which is now endangered67 New Ground
Cove Palm68 Plant which is poisonous68 Brothers
Cow56 An Earth animal, used in ancient human civilisation for producing leather and milk, and eaten as meat. The Bringloidi still used cows when the Enterprise-D encountered them in 2365.56 Up The Long Ladder
Cravic69 Now extinct Delta Quadrant species. In the past the Cravic created Humanoid robots to act as servants and warriors for them. However, the robots turned on them and destroyed the Cravic species.69 Prototype
Crystalline entity70 The Crystalline entity is a mysterious life form which the Federation encountered several times. The first known incident came when the Omicron Theta colony was destroyed, leaving only the android Data and Doctor Soongs laboratory unaffected. At the time it was not known what had happened to the colony, although drawings made by some of the colonist children depicted a strange crystalline form.

When Lore was discovered in 2364 he revealed that the crystal was in fact a life form. The Enterprise encountered the being, which Lore was allied with, but took no action against it.70
Doctor Kila Marr, whose son had been killed on Omicron Theta, made the study of the entity her life's work. She studied a dozen attack sites over the next few years, but was never able to find the entity itself.

The next encounter with the crystalline entity came in 2368, when it destroyed the Melona IV colony. On this occasion a group of colonists together with some visiting Starfleet officers from the Enterprise-D survived the attack by taking shelter in some caves surrounded by refractive metals. The Enterprise arrived at Melona after the attack and found the planet devastated by the entity. Captain Picard decided to investigate the entity in more detail and invited Doctor Marr on board. The Doctor held considerable enmity toward the entity, which she regarded as 'evil'.

The ship was eventually successful in tracking the entity down. Using a modulated graviton beam the Enterprise was able to establish limited communication with it but Doctor Marr locked the ships graviton emitter into a continuous beam, creating severe resonance within the entity. She refused to release the beam and the resonance built up until the entity shattered, killing it.71
Datalore
Crystilia72 Flowering plant found on Tele-Marius III72 In Theory
Cyperon Cactus73 Plant found in the E-D arboretum73 Genesis
Cypriprdium74 Earth plant74 Tattoo
Cytherian75 Residents of the centre of the galaxy, the Cytherians bring other species to their space rather than exploring.75 The N'th Degree

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References
# Series Season Source Comment
1 VOY 4 Day of Honor
2 TNG 7 Dark Page
3 Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home
4 Star Trek Into Darkness
5 TNG 3 Deja Q
6 TNG 3 The Price
7 TNG 5 Unification, Part 1
8 ENT 2 A Night In Sickbay
9 TNG 7 Bloodlines
10 ENT 3 Harbinger
11 TOS 2 Friday's Child
12 Various Deep Space Nine episodes
13 DS9 2 Playing God
14 DS9 3 Destiny
15 DS9 3 Through the Looking Glass
16 DS9 4 Body Parts
17 DS9 5 Ferengi Love Songs
18 DS9 5 Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places
19 DS9 5 The Assignment
20 DS9 5 Ties of Blood and Water
21 TNG 4 The Wounded
22 DS9 2 The Wire
23 TNG 6 Chain of Command, Part 2
24 TNG 6 Realm of Fear
25 DS9 4 The Way of the Warrior
26 DS9 4 For the Cause
27 DS9 5 By Inferno's Light
28 DS9 6 Sacrifice of Angels
29 DS9 6 Statistical Probabilities
30 DS9 7 'Til Death Do Us Part
31 DS9 7 The Changing Face of Evil
32 DS9 7 The Dogs of War
33 DS9 7 What You Leave Behind, Part 1
34 VOY 3 Fair Trade
35 DS9 1 Progress
36 TNG 4 Data's Day
37 TNG 6 Schisms
38 DS9 4 The Sword of Kahless
39 Star Trek XI
40 Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
41 TNG 3 Allegiance
42 Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
43 Star Trek : Titan, Book 5 - Over a Torrent Sea
44 TNG 6 Tapestry
45 DS9 1 Emissary
46 DS9 1 The Nagus
47 DS9 1 Vortex
48 DS9 1 The Storyteller
49 DS9 1 In the Hands of the Prophets
50 DS9 2 The Homecoming
51 DS9 4 Bar Association
52 VOY 5 Infinite Regress
53 VOY 6 Tsunkatse
54 TOS 3 Let that be Your Last Battlefield
55 VOY 7 Drive
56 TNG 2 Up The Long Ladder
57 VOY 7 Q2
58 TNG 5 Violations
59 TNG 6 Aquiel
60 TOS 2 Metamorphosis
61 VOY 3 Coda
62 ENT 4 Demons
63 Star Trek : Star Charts Page 53
64 TOS 2 Journey to Babel
65 ENT 1 Shadows of P'Jem
66 TNG 6 Face of the Enemy
67 TNG 5 New Ground
68 TNG 4 Brothers
69 VOY 2 Prototype
70 TNG 1 Datalore
71 TNG 5 Silicon Avatar
72 TNG 4 In Theory
73 TNG 7 Genesis
74 VOY 2 Tattoo
75 TNG 4 The N'th Degree
Series: VOY Season 4 (Disc 1)
Source: Day of Honor
Series: TNG Season 7 (Disc 2)
Source: Dark Page
Source: Star Trek IV : The Voyage Home
Source: Star Trek Into Darkness
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 3)
Source: Deja Q
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 2)
Source: The Price
Series: TNG Season 5 (Disc 2)
Source: Unification, Part 1
Series: ENT Season 2 (Disc 2)
Source: A Night In Sickbay
Series: TNG Season 7 (Disc 6)
Source: Bloodlines
Series: ENT Season 3 (Disc 4)
Source: Harbinger
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 3)
Source: Friday's Child
Series: DS9 Season (Disc )
Source: Various Deep Space Nine episodes
Series: DS9 Season 2 (Disc 5)
Source: Playing God
Series: DS9 Season 3 (Disc 4)
Source: Destiny
Series: DS9 Season 3 (Disc 5)
Source: Through the Looking Glass
Series: DS9 Season 4 (Disc 7)
Source: Body Parts
Series: DS9 Season 5 (Disc 5)
Source: Ferengi Love Songs
Series: DS9 Season 5 (Disc 1)
Source: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places
Series: DS9 Season 5 (Disc 2)
Source: The Assignment
Series: DS9 Season 5 (Disc 5)
Source: Ties of Blood and Water
Series: TNG Season 4 (Disc 3)
Source: The Wounded
Series: DS9 Season 2 (Disc 6)
Source: The Wire
Series: TNG Season 6 (Disc 3)
Source: Chain of Command, Part 2
Series: TNG Season 6 (Disc 1)
Source: Realm of Fear
Series: DS9 Season 4 (Disc 1)
Source: The Way of the Warrior
Series: DS9 Season 4 (Disc 6)
Source: For the Cause
Series: DS9 Season 5 (Disc 4)
Source: By Inferno's Light
Series: DS9 Season 6 (Disc 2)
Source: Sacrifice of Angels
Series: DS9 Season 6 (Disc 3)
Source: Statistical Probabilities
Series: DS9 Season 7 (Disc 5)
Source: 'Til Death Do Us Part
Series: DS9 Season 7 (Disc 5)
Source: The Changing Face of Evil
Series: DS9 Season 7 (Disc 6)
Source: The Dogs of War
Series: DS9 Season 7 (Disc 7)
Source: What You Leave Behind, Part 1
Series: VOY Season 3 (Disc 4)
Source: Fair Trade
Series: DS9 Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: Progress
Series: TNG Season 4 (Disc 3)
Source: Data's Day
Series: TNG Season 6 (Disc 1)
Source: Schisms
Series: DS9 Season 4 (Disc 3)
Source: The Sword of Kahless
Source: Star Trek XI
Source: Star Trek II : The Wrath of Khan
Series: TNG Season 3 (Disc 4)
Source: Allegiance
Source: Star Trek VI : The Undiscovered Country
Source: Star Trek : Titan, Book 5 - Over a Torrent Sea
Series: TNG Season 6 (Disc 4)
Source: Tapestry
Series: DS9 Season 1 (Disc 1)
Source: Emissary
Series: DS9 Season 1 (Disc 3)
Source: The Nagus
Series: DS9 Season 1 (Disc 3)
Source: Vortex
Series: DS9 Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: The Storyteller
Series: DS9 Season 1 (Disc 5)
Source: In the Hands of the Prophets
Series: DS9 Season 2 (Disc 1)
Source: The Homecoming
Series: DS9 Season 4 (Disc 4)
Source: Bar Association
Series: VOY Season 5 (Disc 2)
Source: Infinite Regress
Series: VOY Season 6 (Disc 4)
Source: Tsunkatse
Series: TOS Season 3 (Disc 3)
Source: Let that be Your Last Battlefield
Series: VOY Season 7 (Disc 1)
Source: Drive
Series: TNG Season 2 (Disc 4)
Source: Up The Long Ladder
Series: VOY Season 7 (Disc 5)
Source: Q2
Series: TNG Season 5 (Disc 3)
Source: Violations
Series: TNG Season 6 (Disc 3)
Source: Aquiel
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 2)
Source: Metamorphosis
Series: VOY Season 3 (Disc 4)
Source: Coda
Series: ENT Season 4 (Disc 5)
Source: Demons
Source: Star Trek : Star Charts
Comment:Page 53
Series: TOS Season 2 (Disc 3)
Source: Journey to Babel
Series: ENT Season 1 (Disc 4)
Source: Shadows of P'Jem
Series: TNG Season 6 (Disc 3)
Source: Face of the Enemy
Series: TNG Season 5 (Disc 2)
Source: New Ground
Series: TNG Season 4 (Disc 1)
Source: Brothers
Series: VOY Season 2 (Disc 4)
Source: Prototype
Series: TNG Season 1 (Disc 3)
Source: Datalore
Series: TNG Season 5 (Disc 1)
Source: Silicon Avatar
Series: TNG Season 4 (Disc 6)
Source: In Theory
Series: TNG Season 7 (Disc 5)
Source: Genesis
Series: VOY Season 2 (Disc 3)
Source: Tattoo
Series: TNG Season 4 (Disc 4)
Source: The N'th Degree


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