Homeworld: Far from Federation space, possibly in another galaxy
Life Span: Thousands of years
Warp capable: Yes, natural
Classification: Living vessel/spaceship
Environmental requirements: Space
Telepathic abilities: Yes
Federation Status: Neutral
First Encountered: by the USS Enterprise-D (TNG: Tin Man)
Distinctive Features: massive, dark-colored starship shaped like a sunflower seed shell.
Known members: Gomtuu
Gomtuu also called Tin Man is the last of a unique alien species of living vessels which survived symbiotically with its crew. The alien communicated telepathically with it’s crew and most likely others of it’s species. Gomtuu being the last of it’s kind and having no surviving crew was extremely lonely and chose to orbit a star which was about to go supernova. The depressed Gomtuu found the Betazoid super-telepath, Tam Elbrun who convinced him not to commit suicide. He join it as a lone crewmember, thus completing one another’s existence.
Like a traditional starship, Gomtuu possessed a warp drive, transporter capability, and was fully equipped to defend itself. However, much of its technology was beyond that known to Federation science. Its interior cavity consisted of a series of chambers and corridors with gravity and atmosphere to support carbon-based lifeforms. Its amorphous interior was also capable of growing furniture and equipment from its walls and floors.