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Catulla (also spelt Catualla, and known indigenously as Cendo-Prae) was the sixth planet in the Theta Pictoris star system, the homeworld of the Catullan civilization and was a member of the United Federation of Planets since 2185. (ST reference: Star Charts)

Catulla was similar in mass to Earth and had two moons; Milon and Milar. By the mid-24th century the Catullan population numbered 9.5 million and had built a huge industrial network covering the planet. The continent of Tesakar was home to the Harrell Hullworks, one of the Federation's leading manufacturers of warp-capable spacecraft hulls. Harrell also maintained a construction facility in geosynchronous orbit directly above its planet-side facilities.

In their distant history the Catullans fought a massive nuclear war which wiped out their knowledge and culture. They struggled for centuries to rebuild their civilization. (ST reference: The Worlds of the Federation)

Catulla applied for Federation membership in 2269. Negotiations were at a critical stage on stardate 5832.3 when the USS Enterprise apprehended the stolen starship Aurora, whose passengers included Tongo Rad, son of Catullan ambassador Tongo Sil. (ST references: Encyclopedia, The Worlds of the Federation; TOS episode: "The Way to Eden")

John Harriman and Amina Sasine went spelunking in the bottomless ice caves of this planet at some point prior to 2311. (TLE novel: Serpents Among the Ruins)

In the late-2360s Kuri Dennings and her brother Tosh went on a fishing holiday on Catualla. Their refrigeration unit malfunctioned causing their catch to freeze into blocks of lumpy grey ice they called ichtysicles. (DS9 - Avatar novel: Book One)

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Catulla appears to be the slightly more common spelling of the name of the planet, Catualla was used in the Star Trek Encyclopedia and DS9 novel: Avatar. The native name, Cendo-Prae, has only been used in The Worlds of the Federation

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Stars, systems and objects of the Pictor constellation
Alpha PictorisBeta PictorisTheta PictorisZeta Pictoris

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