The Imhotep were a humanoid species with vaguely amphibian characteristics from the Delta Quadrant.
For years, the Imhotep were at war with the Antarians and the Terrellians. Only in the late 2370s was a peace treaty finally signed, ending the conflict. In its place, a race would be held every year, the Antarian Trans-stellar Rally. The first race was run in 2377, and the Imhotep won. (VOY: "Drive")
- Although unspecified in the episode, based on Neelix and Seven's race updates, we can assume that Assan and his flight partner were members of the Imhotep species.
- This species share their name with the ancient Egyptian engineer, physician, and architect Imhotep.