The Balduk are a humanoid, reptilian race native to the planet Sembla. The Balduk were distinguished by the pointed crest which rose from the back of their skull, curving up to a half-meter in length behind them. Their faces were divided by the crest, with bulging cheeks and ocular bones supporting their large eyes. Their hands had three thick fingers and a opposable thumb, and the average Balduk stood more than two meters in height. Because the planet Sembla was constantly being remade due to volcanic activity, the Balduks evolved into efficient nomads. Because of this, they were often regarded in the Alpha and Beta Quadrants at large as a primitive people.