Known to the Federation as Hunters, they were part of the Dominion, serving as navigators and trackers. To hone their skills, Hunters engage in lifelong pursuit of another, related species, Tosk. Hunters value a long, challenging hunt, preferably ending in the Tosk's heroic death. If they manage to capture a Tosk alive, they will reluctantly take it back to their homeworld and subject it to ridicule and public display. Following a hunt which was briefly interrupted on Deep Space Nine, the Hunters declared it (and the entire Alpha Quadrant) off limits for future hunts. Hunters respect and value the Tosk they hunt; to the Hunters, Tosk are the living embodiment of all that is noble and courageous."
When Ahska encountered an entry about the Hunters as part of her studies, her face turned white, her hands trembled and she called them by the name she knew them by, the Teladahr. It is unknown at this time how they are operating in the gamma quadrant.