The Parada were a humanoid species from the Parada system in the Gamma Quadrant.
From the late 2350s to at least the early 2370s, the race was engaged in a civil war. In 2370, Deep Space 9 was to host peace talks and Miles O'Brien met with them in the Gamma Quadrant to discuss their security concerns. While there, O'Brien was kidnapped by the government and replaced with a replicant who was sent back to Deep Space 9 in his place. One of the Parada rebels' informants in the government leaked this information and the crew kept a close eye on the fake O'Brien, although they were unable to discover if he was real or not. It was believed that during the peace talks, the replicant would attempt to kill the rebel delegation. (DS9 episode: "Whispers")