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Player Race: Yes
Relation to UFP:

- 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).