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The Borg used a system of species designations to identify various species and cultures they have encountered.

Species Source
Species 116 VOY: "Hope and Fear"
Species 125 VOY: "Dark Frontier"
Species 149 VOY: "Mortal Coil"
Species 180: Ferengi VOY: "Infinite Regress"
Species 218: Talaxians VOY: "The Raven"
Species 259 VOY: "The Gift"
Species 262 VOY: "The Omega Directive"
Species 263 VOY: "The Omega Directive"
Species 312 VOY: "Natural Law"
Species 329: Kazon VOY: "Mortal Coil", "Relativity"
Species 521: Shivolians VOY: "Survival Instinct"
Species 571 VOY: "Survival Instinct"
Species 689: Norcadians VOY: "Ashes to Ashes"
Species 2461: Brunali VOY: "Child's Play"
Species 3259: Vulcans VOY: "The Raven"
Species 4228: Hazari VOY: "Think Tank"
Species 5174 VOY: "Hunters"
Species 5618: Humans VOY: "Dark Frontier"
Species 5973 VOY: "The Haunting of Deck Twelve"
Species 6291: Yridians VOY: "Equinox"
Species 6339 VOY: "Infinite Regress"
Species 6961: Ktarians VOY: "Dark Frontier"
Species 8472 VOY: "Scorpion", "Scorpion, Part II", "Prey", "In the Flesh"
Species 10026 VOY: "Dark Frontier"

Appendices Edit

Species-5618

Species 5618: Human

Background information Edit

It is not explicitly stated how these designations were assigned, though it is generally assumed that they were simply incremental, each newly encountered species getting a number one higher than the previous. This mostly holds up when comparing numbers to probable first contact dates or vicinity to Borg space, though some anomalies exist, most notably the Alpha Quadrant species Ferengi having an unusually low number of 180; this may suggest that at least one Ferengi ship had visited the Delta Quadrant and encountered the Borg early on in the Borg's expansion. The species-designation numbers all appear to have been assigned at first contact, and appear not to have been reused even after the whole species was assimilated.

Not enough is known about this practice to identify "Species 1" or "Species 0." Nor is the Borg's species-designation number for themselves, or even whether they have actually assigned themselves any such numbers, known.

Apocrypha Edit

In Christie Golden's Seven of Nine novel, several more designations were listed:

  • Species 13: Tuktak
  • Species 407: Lennli
  • Species 1811
  • Species 2822
  • Species 4774: Skedan

In Gene DeWeese's novel Engines of Destiny, four more designations were listed:

  • Species 642: Narisians
  • Species 874
  • Species 1429
  • Species 1599: Betazoids

In Christopher L. Bennett's novella Places of Exile, two more designations were listed:

  • Species 478: Hirogen
  • Species 1137: Calentar

In Kirsten Beyer's novel Unworthy, four more designations were listed:

  • Species 433: Greech
  • Species 912: Dulaph
  • Species 1629: Irsk
  • Species 6649: Neyser

In Greg Cox's novel No Time Like the Past, three more designations were listed:

  • Species 4673
  • Species 8532: Taaf
  • Species 9591

In Kirsten Beyer's novel A Pocket Full of Lies, two more designations were listed:

  • Species 1184: Nihydron
  • Species 9552: Hedeomiks

The Star Trek: Section 31 novel Shadow identifies the Rhawn as Species 3105.

The short story Gift of the Mourners identifies the Edtani as Species 1432.

The short story Iridium-7-Tetrahydroxate Crystals Are a Girl's Best Friend mentions Species 12199.

The short story When Push Comes to Shove identifies the T'kari as Species 7509.

The short story Brief Candle identifies the Ankari as Species 7690.

The short story A Dish Served Cold identifies the Pakleds as Species 95012.

The short story Upon the Brink of Remembrance identifies the Lynnrali as Species 3836.

In Star Trek: Armada, a Species 9341 was mentioned.

A screensaver that was released featuring pictures of the Star Trek: Voyager crew and Borg screen displays lists three further species:

In Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force, Seven of Nine mentions Species 1567, which was engaged in a long range war. They used automated gunships called dreadnoughts in order to defeat their enemy. One of them was transported to the "Forge" where a mission took place in the game.

The Star Trek: Voyager - Planet Killer comic series identifies Species 4672 as the creators of the planet killer.

The Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive‎ comic series introduces Species 1881, the Voldranaii, a species from another dimension.

In Star Trek Online, the Borg refer to the Iconians as Species 47.

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