The Tessenites are the native civilization of the planet Tessen III. Sxottlan, a member of Federation President Nanietta Bacco's security detail in the year 2380, was a Tessenite. (ST novel: Articles of the Federation)

The natives of Tessen III, established in TNG episode "Cost of Living", were never named or seen in that episode, and no physical description of the race is given.