Player Race: No
Relation to UFP: Unknown
- can't really justify them being a player race.
Humanoid species whose brains have certain structural similiarities to the Ferengi. One characteristic of the Dopterians is that neither they nor the Ferengi can be empathically sensed by a Betazoid. A Dopterian stole Lwaxana Troi's precious latinum hair-brooch on station Deep Space 9 in 2369, but she was unable to sense any feeling of guilt from the thief, for this reason (The Forsaken -DS9). Gorta was a Dopterian accomplice to the Duras sisters' magnesite ore mining operation on Kalla III in 2370 (Firstborn -TNG).
Star Trek: The Encyclopedia (1999 edition)