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Universe : Prime Timeline
Species Name : Selkie1
Political Affiliation : Federation
Quadrant : Alpha

Also known as Pacificans, the Selkies are an amphibious / aquatic species native to the planet Pacifica.1

For the first phase their life Selkies are amphibious, able to operate on land for short periods. After childbearing, their single lung shrinks and changes structure. It can no longer support them out of the water, becoming nothing more than a flotation sac. At this point the Selkie becomes fully aquatic breathing via two gill crests which begin on the head and run down the back.1 When a Selkie is embarrassed blood flows into the fill crests, darkening their colour in the equivalent of a blush.2 The breasts of a female Selkie also flatten during the transition from amphibian to aquatic.1

During the amphibious phase of their lives Selkies are expected to devote themselves to procreation and parenting1, having eight children per female on average.2 Purely recreational sex is frowned upon during this phase, although in practice not all Selkies follow this norm. Amphibious Selkies often seek out sexual contact with aliens who will be unaware of this cultural taboo.1 In their aquatic phase, are known for having a strong interest in uninhibited recreational sex, though alien species often don't understand that this applies only to the aquatic phase.2

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References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 Star Trek : Titan, Book 3 - Orions Hounds
2 Star Trek : Titan, Book 5 - Over a Torrent Sea
Novel : Star Trek : Titan, Book 3 - Orions Hounds
Novel : Star Trek : Titan, Book 5 - Over a Torrent Sea


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