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United Federation of Planets
Average Male Height:
145 cm (4 ft. 9 in.) to 249 cm (8 ft. 2 in.)
Average Male Weight:
83.9 kg (185 lb.) to 149.7 kg (330 lb.)
Average Female Height:
183 cm (6 ft. 0 in.) to 213 cm (7 ft. 0 in.)
Average Female Weight:
72.6 kg (160 lb.) to 140.6 kg (310 lb.)
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An Antican male

The Anticans are a large, furry, sentient humanoid species from the planet Antica in the Beta Renner system.
They are a carnivorous species, and prefer to eat their meat alive.

In 2364, the Anticans applied for membership to the United Federation of Planets.

As a contingent of their approval, the war between the Anticans and the Selay was to be resolved. To aid in this matter, the USS Enterprise-D transported Antican delegates to a neighboring, neutral planet to help resolve the long standing dispute.

One of the major issues between the two people was that the Anticans had no qualms about killing the Selay for food, even though they were sentient beings. Since before achieving spaceflight, Antica had been at war with its neighboring planet Selay, and its people. As Selay had also requested admission into the Federation, Starfleet required both planets to be at peace before accepting either one into the Federation.


Said by some to be canine-like, they are also noted to have leathery skin, enlarged rear craniums, and are mostly bald. Also of note are their long incisor teeth, fur, and sharp claws. Their eyesight is highly developed, and as such, they can see in near-darkness. Averaging between 1.5 and 2.5 meters in height, their species is mainly bipedal, though they can move at much greater speeds when using all four of their limbs.

The average Antican life span is roughly 50 years, and they are known to mate often, but only remain with the mate in the early stage of a resulting offspring's life. A litter of Antican pups be anywhere from two to eight, and the males take charge of the upbringing and welfare of the litter.

Social Structure

Antican society is based on a "pack" mentality. They do not have large cities, and instead live and move around as a type of tribal pack. A 'central pack' is the closest know thing to a government figure, and a leader from each pack joins to this central pack, though they do not possess any real power. Though there are several small cities established on their planet, these are the focal point of the species' science and technology.

Despite being a nomadic society, Anticans' technology include such basics as laser knives. Their scientists were fairly advanced by the 24th century, and they seemed to adapt quickly to new technology. They had never yearned for space travel, until engaging in their war with the Selay.

Every Antican has two names: a social name and a private name. Common social names include Badar, Bagar, and Graden. Common private names include Gor, Rar, and Raag.

Their native language is called "Raagaan."

Relations with the Selay

When the Selay made first contact with the Anticans (on an unknown date), they found the natives to be vicious and with no mercy.

Upon the landing of the Selay spaceship, an Antican hunting pack immediately attacked and devoured the Selay. They left two survivors, who in turn retaliated and killed most of the Antican pack. The surviving Anticans alerted the Central Pack of the new "invaders," and war began between the two people.

Though the Anticans outnumbered the Selay, their lack of space flight and advanced weapon technology prevented them from immediate and ongoing victory over their neighbors.

Relations with the Federation

When the Federation made first contact with the Anticans (sometime before 2327), they at first viewed a relationship with the Federation as one of potential allyship in their conflict against the Selay. They believed that the Federation should have shared their knowledge and technology to help the Anticans defeat the Selay people.

In 2364, the USS Enterprise-D transported Antican delegates to the neutral planet of Parliament, as part of the process of the Antican admission to the Federation.

During the journey, the Enterprise suffered a crisis, during which the Anticans took advantage and killed the members of the Selay delegation that was also on board.

Anticans did become part of the Federation during or sometime shortly after 2364.