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The Borg used a system of species designations to identify various species and cultures they have encountered.

SpeciesSource
Species 116VOY: "Hope and Fear"
Species 125VOY: "Dark Frontier"
Species 149VOY: "Mortal Coil"
Species 180: FerengiVOY: "Infinite Regress"
Species 218: TalaxiansVOY: "The Raven"
Species 259VOY: "The Gift"
Species 262VOY: "The Omega Directive"
Species 263VOY: "The Omega Directive"
Species 312VOY: "Natural Law"
Species 329: KazonVOY: "Mortal Coil", "Relativity"
Species 521: ShivoliansVOY: "Survival Instinct"
Species 571VOY: "Survival Instinct"
Species 689: NorcadiansVOY: "Ashes to Ashes"
Species 2461: BrunaliVOY: "Child's Play"
Species 3259: VulcansVOY: "The Raven"
Species 4228: HazariVOY: "Think Tank"
Species 5174VOY: "Hunters"
Species 5618: HumansVOY: "Dark Frontier"
Species 5973VOY: "The Haunting of Deck Twelve"
Species 6291: YridiansVOY: "Equinox"
Species 6339VOY: "Infinite Regress"
Species 6961: KtariansVOY: "Dark Frontier"
Species 8472VOY: "Scorpion", "Scorpion, Part II", "Prey", "In the Flesh"
Species 10026VOY: "Dark Frontier"

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Background

It is not explicitly stated how these designations were assigned, though it is generally assumed that they were simply incremental, each newly encountered species getting a number one higher than the previous. This mostly holds up when comparing numbers to probable first contact dates or vicinity to Borg space, though some anomalies exist, most notably the Alpha Quadrant species Ferengi having an unusual low number of 180. Numbers appear to have been assigned at first contact, and don't seem to have been reused even after the whole species was assimilated.

Apocrypha

In Christie Golden's Seven of Nine novel, several more designations were listed:

  • Species 407: Lennli
  • Species 1811
  • Species 2822
  • Species 3105: Rhawn
  • Species 4774: Skedan

In Kirsten Beyer's Unworthy novel, four more designations were revealed:

  • Species 433: Greech
  • Species 912: Dulaph
  • Species 1629: Irsk
  • Species 6649: Neyser

In Star Trek Armada, a Species 9341 was mentioned.

According to a screen saver released featuring pictures of the Star Trek: Voyager crew and Borg screen displays and lists three further species:

In Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force, Seven of Nine mentions Species 1567, which was engaged in a long range war. They used automated gunships called dreadnoughts in order to defeat their enemy. One of them was transported to the "Forge" where a mission took place in the game.

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