Life Span: Approximately 300 years
Warp capable: Yes, sometime after 1947 but before 2151
Borg Designation: Species 180
Environmental requirements: M class
Telepathic abilities: None, unable to be read by telephaths
Federation Status: Neutral
Affiliation: Ferengi Alliance
First Encountered: 1947, Roswell MN (DS9: Little Green Men)
Blood Coloration: Yellow,turning dark blue-green when oxidized.
Distinctive Features: Very large ears, orange-brown colored skin, blue fingernails, enlarged skulls, wrinkled noses, and sharp teeth.
Notable members: Quark, Nog, Rom, Grand Nagus Zek, Ishka, Daimon Bok
Ferengi civilization was built on the ideals of free enterprise, where earning profit was the sole meaningful goal in life, superseding all other endeavors.
The acquisition of wealth was even above family and friends, according to their sacred Rules of Acquisition.
Most Ferengi were affiliated with the Ferengi Alliance which was led by the Grand Nagus.
The Ferengi’s most distinguishing feature was their large ears (called “lobes”), which gave them extremely acute hearing. Large earlobes are a sign of virility in Ferengi culture, and also an erogenous zone, sexually stimulated when stroked as in the performance of Oo-Mox.
Ferengi females have smaller lobes then males and are not permitted to go out in public, hold jobs, wear clothing or participate in trade or commerce.