The Shar'talans were a tall, pale green-skinned humanoid species native to Shar'tala'veb IV. A peaceful people that prefer art and commerce they accepted the status of Federation protectorate to free themselves from maintaining their own defense force. This decision proved to be a poor one as they were defenseless with the Dominion swept through the Kalandra sector. Many Shar'talans managed to flee their world and retreated to locations deeper in the Federation.
They were known for their delicate f'mootha paintings, which were widely sold throughout the Federation. (The Dominion War Sourcebook: The Fires of Armageddon)