|Intelligent Lifeform Index|
|Four Letter Code||FNGI|
|Planet of Origin||Ferenginar|
|Encountered||First encountered by the Enterprise NX-01 (ENT: Acquisition)|
|Current Tech Level||N-|
|List of Named Ferengis|
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A greedy humanoid race re-encountered in 2364 in the Delphi Ardu system (TNG: The Last Outpost). Although several deep space incidents occurred before, this was the first face-to-face encounter. Possessing a rigid and inflexible code requiring males to relentlessly seek profit while females are left naked and submissive. They appear as short humanoids with skin tones ranging from dull yellow to dark brown. The males have charactaristically very large ears while the females have extremely small ears. Coming from a political alliance just beyond Klingon space, they have no firm alliances and prefer to maintain buisness with all sides. The Klingons detest the Ferengi, however, and hold a trade embargo on them. Some rogue Ferengis pursue profit as pirates. This is legal only through a loophole in their laws. Ferengi's have no telepathic abilities and cannot be scanned because of their four-lobed brains.