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United Federation of Planets
Average Male Height:
168 cm (5 ft. 6 in.) to 213 cm (7 ft. 0 in.)
Average Male Weight:
52.2 kg (115 lb.) to 99.8 kg (220 lb.)
Average Female Height:
163 cm (5 ft. 4 in.) to 203 cm (6 ft. 8 in.)
Average Female Weight:
47.6 kg (105 lb.) to 95.3 kg (210 lb.)
Minimum Academy Age:
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Lissan, a female Aenar
Gareb, a male Aenar
An Aenar city

The Aenar (pronounced EEH-NAR) are a humanoid race native to the Northern Wastes of Andoria. They are a subspecies of the Andorians. Their population, during the mid-22nd century, consisted of only a few thousand.


The Aenar are physiologically very similar to the Andorians, with two antennae sprouting from their heads, although the antennae of the Aenar have small indentations in the funnel shaped tips. The Aenar are completely blind yet have the ability to "see" (more below), and all have no skin or hair pigment, resulting in a pale white appearance (similar to Human albinos). The most distinctive trait of the Aenar, however, are their highly evolved telepathic abilities. An Aenar is capable of reading minds and of psychically projecting itself to other humanoids. They use telepathy to communicate amongst themselves.

Given that the Aenar are a subspecies of Andorians, and therefore actually a member of the same species, they are genetically compatible with Andorians. Aenar Jhamel and Andorian Shran had a child, Talla. A hybrid Aenar/Andorian individual, such as Talla, has a greenish skin tone.


The Aenar of the 22nd century lived in an underground compound on Andoria, shielded by a dampening field. They have no leader, but will appoint a de facto leader or speaker if a situation warrants it. Aenar have a strict law against reading the minds of other people without prior consent. They have a strictly pacifist ideology, and deplore violence.


The Aenar were long considered a myth in Andorian society. But around 2104, the Andorians discovered the Aenar living in the Northern Wastes of Andoria. Since then, they have maintained diplomatic contact with the Andorian government.

In 2154, the Aenar became involved in interstellar affairs when one individual, Gareb, was kidnapped by the Romulan Star Empire. Using a technology known as "telepresence", the Romulans used Gareb to remotely pilot an experimental Romulan drone-ship.

With the help of Gareb's sister Jhamel, the Enterprise NX-01 was able to disrupt and destroy the drone ship.


It was not specified that the Aenar became members of the Federation as the Andorians had done, although this seems nearly certain given that they live on the same moon. It has been established that it is not possible for a planet to join the UFP unless all sentient populations present agreed.

This information taken from Memory Alpha