Player Race: Yes
Relation to UFP: Unknown
- Since there was a Benzite captain of a Federation ship it is likely that the Benzites are members of the Federation.
Humanoid inhabitants of the planet Benzar. Ensign Mendon served briefly aboard the Enterprise-D as part of an Officer Exchange Program in 2365. Benzites from the same geostructure often look identical to a non-Benzite. (A Matter of Honor -TNG). Captain Laporin, the commander of a Federation starship that was stormed by Klingons in 2372, was of Benzite ancestry. Benzites are sometimes called Benzenites. (Apocalypse Rising -DS9). By 2372, advances in Benzite medical technology made it unnecessary for Benzites to use a respical device in a Class-M atmosphere. (The Ship -DS9).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition).