From Star Trek DS9 4x23 To the Death
Meet the Vorta, pawns of the Dominion, more silver tongued diplomats. They were initially ape-like beings who were genetically engineered by the Founder Shapeshifters to become intelligent beings. All clones and they have weak eyes, but very good hearing. (can't see what's hidden in plain sight but hear all what they have to believe). How's that for a symbolical species!The Vorta also are in charge of the Jem'Hadar, one of several Reptilian species, and a renegade faction of the Jem'Hadar have control of a network of stargates, so the Federation joins with the Vorta and Jem'Hadar to stop them and destroy the gate as it would be disastrous for anyone.