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Tora Ziyal, In Purgatorys Shadow
Tora Ziyal, a female Bajoran / Cardassian hybrid

A hybrid is the end result of mixing two different species in the biological process of reproduction.

Because of the common genetic ancestry of most of the races of the Milky Way Galaxy by way of the ancient humanoids, many species are able to interbreed with or without the help of genetic technology. In fact, Humans and Vulcans are quite similar. (TNG: "The Chase"; ENT: "Demons")

There can be unexpected consequences to interspecific relations and as such it was a researched topic. Starfleet Academy taught Interspecies Protocol and the Ktarian Doctor Mizan was an expert in interspecies mating rituals, known for his "empirical research". (TNG: "Timescape"; VOY: "The Disease") One should note that there can be certain difficulties involved in reproducing between species, even humanoid, for anatomical reasons; for instance, not all species keep their genitals in the same place. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)

In some cultures children who are born as a result of interspecific relations are rejected by the society of both races. For example, Bajoran / Cardassian hybrids were often rejected by both Bajorans and Cardassians. (DS9: "Indiscretion", "Return to Grace")

Examples of interspecific reproduction

Betazoid

Cardassian

Seska also seemed to think Cardassian / Human cross breeding was possible, as she attempted to have Chakotay's child.

Human

He also stated that the Q could breed with, or as, any species because of their godlike abilities.
According to the original script of TOS: "Who Mourns for Adonais?", interbreeding between Humans and the Greek god species is also possible, as Carolyn Palamas got impregnated by Apollo. However, this was cut from the actual episode.

Klingon


Ocampa

Romulan

Talaxian

Trill

Vulcan

It may be assumed that a Vulcan and Romulan would be able to breed due to their common ancestry. the production notes from Enterprise state that the creators were planning to reveal T'Pol as a Romulan/Vulcan hybrid if the series had continued. In this case, her baby with Trip would be 1/4 romulan, 1/4 vulcan and 1/2 human. Saavik was intended to be half-Romulan in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, but a scene establishing this was cut.

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