|Alternate name(s):||Pheradon, Gamma Xertia III, Securis IV|
|Classification:||class M planet|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
|Location:||Gamma Xertia system, Beta Quadrant|
|Moon(s):||2; Dwora, Herti|
|Warp Capable:||yes (23rd century or earlier)|
|Population:||hundreds of millions|
Benzar, known as Pheradon to its native Benzites, was the third planet in the Gamma Xertia system and a Federation member world. (TNG episode: "Coming of Age"; ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation)
Benzar is the only habitable world in the system, it has two moons; Herti and Dwora and a huge spaceborne city in orbit called Merria, a major port and repair facility in the sector, that, in the 2360s, was in consideration to be given starbase status.
Benzar is a class M planet but the atmosphere also contains a number of rare gases which are inert to all other humanoid life forms but essential for the Benzites who have to wear special breathing apparatus when off world to supply them with these rare gases. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation)
- Andross (Anlov) • Andross Sea • Belross (Bepsot • Bepsot River) • Belross Sea • Chandock (Galmut Chi Panzor) • Chadock Sea • Dathet • Entock • Gelkot • Grevan (Gral geostructure) • Farkoss (Freptas) • Ker • Lartak (Lorveth) • Lartak Sea • Lustoss • Lustoss Sea • Mantoss (Methot) • Mordoss (Morneth) • Panthak • Renas • Sea of Entock • Sea of Gelkot • Sea of Grevan • Sea of Ker • Sea of Mantoss • Sea of Mordoss • Sea of Panthak • Sea of Renas • Sea of Toruk • Tarkat • Tarkat Sea (Tekra) • Tatock • Tatock Sea • Toruk • Wipvoss • Utva
The ebook The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon, published by Last Unicorn Games after they had lost their Star Trek licence, states that Benzar was protected by Starfleet's 11th Fleet and the Benzar Defense Perimeter in the Dominion War which were insufficient to repel the Dominion attack on the planet.