The Dedderac are a humanoid species, native to the Alpha or Beta Quadrant. Their homeworld is Dedderai. (ST novel: Starfleet: Year One)

Physically, the Dedderac can be identified by their bowlegged gait and "zebra-like" black and white striped skin pigmentation. Traditionally the Dedderac greet people by inclining their heads and hold their hands out, palm up, which is a sign of peace and friendship. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution)

By the 23rd century, the Dedderac had established contact with the United Federation of Planets, and many Dedderac deciding to live on planets within Federation space or just outside, such as the planet Oblivion. (STA novel: Oblivion)

In 2245, a female Dedderac competed in an interplanetary gymnastics competition at the University of Mississippi on Earth. (DS9 - The Lives of Dax short story: "Old Souls")

By the 2250s, dozens of Dedderac, such as USS Constitution communications officer Borrik, served in Starfleet aboard various starships and starbases. (TOS - My Brother's Keeper novel: Constitution)

At some point before 2355, the Dedderac joined the Federation after negotiations conducted by Rigellian ambassador Nadir. [citation needed]



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