The Kevrata were a humanoid species from the planet Kevratas. The Kevrata were identified by the fur covering most of their bodies, and were known to pride themselves on their generosity. The Kevrata system of gambling involves losing wealth as quickly as possible. The Kevrata were also known to have suffered the Bloodfire plague for many years. Pojjima is a food of Kevratas.
By the 2330s, Kevratas and the Kevrata colony worlds had fallen under the control of the Romulan Star Empire. In 2339, a group of Kevrata managed to escape from Kevratas and escaped into Federation space. They eventually crashed unto the Federation colony on Arvada III, where they were cared for by the local population, unfortunately, they also brought the Bloodfire plague to the colony. (TNG novel: Death in Winter)