Gorta, a Dopterian
Dopterians were an unscrupulous humanoid species found throughout the Alpha Quadrant.
They were distant relatives of the
Ferengi, with which they shared an inability to be read by telepathic species such as Betazoids. ( : " DS9 "; The Forsaken : " TNG ")
The Dopterians also employed a type of
automated attack weapon. ( : " DS9 ")
Business as Usual
Dopterians were only identified by name in dialogue in the episode "The Forsaken". In the scripted stage directions for that episode, the Dopterian who robs Lwaxana Troi was described as a "small, weasely [sic] looking Dopterian who looks like a distant cousin to a Ferengi." ( Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion - A Series Guide and Script Library )
Dopterians also shared an unusual resemblance to the
species; their appearance was almost identical, but Dopterians had Ferengi-like noses, whereas Kobheerians had two large, elongated flat nostrils in the place of a nose.
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