For the similarly-named species, please see Galadoran.
Galardonians were a warp-capable pig-like humanoid species from the planet Galardon in the Galar system.
Their government was known as the Galardonian High Council. (LD: "Second Contact")
In 2379, they made first contact with the USS Quito. Beckett Mariner, prior to her demotion, served on this starship at that time, which was how she learned that some of the Galardonians were facing famine.
A year later, the USS Cerritos arrived to assist the Galardonians with the construction of a communication array that would allow continued communication with the United Federation of Planets. (LD: "Second Contact")
In 2381 at least one Galardonian was present on Qualor II. (LD: "We'll Always Have Tom Paris")
Some Galardonians had horns on their heads, while others lacked them. Their skin was spotted and purplish in color. They had sharp teeth, large tube-like ears, and upturned noses.
Galardonians were also smaller in stature than most humanoids. (LD: "Second Contact")
Galardonians were known farmers, keeping livestock such as the spider cow. Some of these farmers were on the verge of starvation due to a lack of farm tools.
Ensign Beckett Mariner, now serving aboard the Cerritos, went against regulation by giving Galardonian farmers some farming equipment, such as shovels and hoes, which she transported in a crate on a stolen Argo-type ground vehicle. (LD: "Second Contact")