The Paradans are a spacefaring humanoid species with bony features native to the Milky Way's Gamma Quadrant. Their hands are flipper-like, with a distinct thumb but no other fingers. They are perhaps most notable as masters of cloning technology. Apparently unaffiliated with the Dominion (which controls most of that area of space), the Paradans have crossed the Bajoran Wormhole into the Alpha Quadrant and are often seen in space station Deep Space 9. Members of this species have also been seen in the Delta Quadrant among the spectators of the Tsunkatse combats in the Norcadian homeworld.