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Actually not a lot of clear pictures outside of Discovery (and those are from 3180 apparently). In the episode Shadows of P'Jem, Traeg (a Coridanite) is the villain of the week. He's mostly in shadow and silhouette while he interrogates Archer and T'Pol. The Coridanites actually pulled out of the Coalition of Planets just before it became official (during Enterprise) and later joined the Federation (during TOS and TAS). There was some grumbling about that as Coridan was seen as too cozy with the Orions and had had difficult relations with the Tellarites. They also had to deal with illegal mining operations on their planet.

Coridanites grow facial patterns that resemble large scales (like reptiles). Their faces tend to be thicker and wider than human faces.

It's also pronounced "Core-Ah-Don".
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Andorians were a warp-capable humanoid species from the ice moon Andoria, capital of the Andorian Empire, in the Alpha Quadrant. In 2161, their homeworld became a founding member of the United Federation of Planets.

They evolved to live in cooler conditions, but were capable of living in a wide range of climates. One adaptation the species featured was a redundant circulatory system which allowed them to survive comfortably in their environmental conditions. Andorians efficiently metabolized nutrients and regulated body heat. However, compared to Humans, Andorian metabolisms tended to be higher, so they would tire more quickly when engaged in strenuous activities for prolonged periods. The average body temperature of an Andorian was 42 °C, pulse rate was 110, and respiration of 28. The average life expectancy for a male Andorian was 129 years, while the average for a female was 134.

Andorians obtain a great deal of sensory information through their antennae which can be deliberately moved- they could detect electrical fields, changes in air density and temperature and sub-sonic sounds. Their antennae were remarkably sensitive organs that gave them a sonar-like detection abilities that were similar to that of Terran bats. Due to this ability, it was very difficult to sneak up or even elude an Andorian - even in total darkness. There was a lesser desirable characteristic of these antennae which was their sensitivity to pain and they way they effect the balance when one is lost. A damaged or lost antenna can be regrown in about 9 months.

Pic below shows the original, left, and current (mostly), right, placement of the antennae.
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Cairn
From Memory Alpha:
The Cairn were a humanoid telepathic species who had no concept of spoken language. Unlike most other telepathic species, Cairn telepathy sent images rather than words, allowing for a much higher rate of information exchange. Due to this fact, other telepathic species had difficulty communicating with the Cairn, though it was possible with training. Privacy was a concept unknown to the Cairn before they started to interact with the Federation.

According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation - Player's Guide, the Cairn homeworld is called Vair. It is the fourth planet in the Visium system. Vair animal life evolved telepathy at a very early stage, so that very few species communicate by sound. Due to the unique Cairn method of communication, they had no need to develop a written language and their society developed extremely quickly, going from non-sentient forest-dwelling apes to the invention of warp drive in just one thousand years. The only period of conflict in Cairn history was the Viral Image Wars, when a deranged individual named Rakwin started transmitting disturbing images to others, driving the population insane. The resulting wars nearly drove the Cairn to extinction before an innovator called Wusna developed mental disciplines to protect the mind from violent images. In 2365, the USS Okinawa initiated first contact between the Federation and the Cairn. The contact was assisted by Vulcan and Betazoid officers.

Things I have imagined.
Their telepathy is image and emotion based. As stated they can learn to communicate with other telepathic species with some difficulty. They can ‘receive’ from non-telepaths with effort, but sending is extremely difficult.

Unenhanced communication is limited to a conversational distance. However, a lot of their species’ development focused on biotechnology, allowing them to broadcast/receive/have long-range communication among themselves. This allowed them to develop their vocal enhancers very quickly and they have become involved in several Starfleet projects, adding improvements to the technology.

These photos represent the only two characters who have names, plus a shot with more in the background. In the interest of blending in, Dalaria will have a hairstyle that will, not entirely hide, but greatly diminish the noticeability of her.... brain ridges. Otherwise she is moderately tall with reddish-blonde hair.

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