The Markalians (Second Human Empire: Vuhhi'kooil Nuuij'klloi) are a humanoid species common to the Alpha Quadrant. They were characterized by a hairless head with small scales and thorns all over their faces, a striped pattern on the backs of their skulls and small oval depressions on the sides of their heads. They were known for a criminal organization, the notorious Markalian smuggling operation. Many Markalians worked in the freight business and, apart from the smuggling operation, some were employed by various other criminal individuals. The Markalians joined the Axis of Empires.