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United Federation of Planets logo.png KtarianUnited Federation of Planets logo.png
United Federation of Planets
Average Male Height:
163 cm (5 ft. 4 in.) to 193 cm (6 ft. 4 in.)
Average Male Weight:
59 kg (130 lb.) to 104.3 kg (230 lb.)
Average Female Height:
157 cm (5 ft. 2 in.) to 183 cm (6 ft. 0 in.)
Average Female Weight:
59 kg (130 lb.) to 90.7 kg (200 lb.)
Minimum Academy Age:
Life Expectancy:
Distinctive Features:
PRC Rated:
NPC Rated:

Etana Jol, a female Ktarian
Naomi Wildman, a female Ktarian/Human hybrid
A formerly Ktarian Borg drone
A characteristic Ktarian eye

The Ktarians are a humanoid species native to the planet Ktaris. They are also known to maintain burial grounds on the planet Ktaria VII.

Physiology and culture

It seems there may be a great variety among the Ktarian species. In some cases Ktarians have distinctive foreheads divided into two hemispheres (which seem to be bones), and distinctive yellow eyes with horizontally-slit pupils.

In the case of a Ktarian/Human hybrid, the resulting offspring can lack the bony forehead structures and yellow eyes, and instead have exo-cranial ridges. A rare complication of these hybrid gestations occur when the baby shifts position in the uterus, and the exo-cranial ridges lodge in the uterine wall.

Upon birth, breast feeding may begin immediately; however Human females must remain cautious, as the incisors of Ktarian infants erupt within three to four weeks of birth. Because Human females lack the scales of Ktarian females, alternative measures are typically recommended. The early stages of Ktarian development are marked by significant growth, a much higher rate of growth than that of Human infants. At the age of two, Naomi Wildman, a Ktarian/Human hybrid, grew five centimeters in a three-week period.

Ktarian hearts have eight chambers. The sound they produce is similar to that of a pulsar cluster's EM fields vibrating against a ship's hull.

The Ktarian burial ceremony consists of, at least partly, placing thousands of stones around the tomb of the deceased; each of these stones is sacred and acts as a prayer.


Ktarians had technology sufficient for the creation of plasma coils as early as the 21st century.

At least one member of this species had been assimilated by the Borg by the 2350s; earning the Ktarians the designation of "Species 6961".

The Ktarians are members of the United Federation of Planets, but in 2368 a rogue Ktarian faction tried to gain control of Star Fleet. Their military power was insufficient to conquer it by force so they opted for an alternate gambit. They created a type of mind-control technology disguised as the highly addictive "Ktarian game", and attempted to use it in order to wrest control of Star Fleet. The Ktarians almost succeeded in gaining control of the USS Enterprise-D but for the efforts of Lieutenant Commander Data, Ensign Robin Lefler, and Wesley Crusher.

The Ktarian glaciers are a popular ski destination.

The Ktarian burial ceremony consisted of, at least partly, placing thousands of stones around the tomb of the deceased; each of these stones was sacred and acted as a prayer.