About three feet in height, their round bodies make them a sturdy but clumsy Lythian. Lilipeep bodies are rubbery and secrete a thick, bitter liquid to protect them from the heat and fend off potential enemies. Underneath all that fat, they have small, rubbery, hollow bones that allow them to float just below the water's surface with only their pad hats visible.
✦ Pad Hat
Perhaps their defining trait, all Lilipeeps have at least one lily pad atop their head. Like any other plant, their pad hats undergo photosynthesis, breathing in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, then releasing oxygen into the water to help the ecosystem. Though they can sustain themselves just fine like this, most definitely enjoy a good meal. Their pads can have any kind of plant, flower, fruit, or other flora-related decorations adorning them.
Lilipeep ears are widely varied, and don't have an effect on their hearing, even with more bizarre or non-standard shapes. It's even commonplace to pierce their ears!
Lilipeeps have chubby faces! Their mouths are hard and pointed, similar in texture to the beaks of parrots; they house no teeth but have a rounded tongue.
All Lilipeeps have a ring of fat around their neck, which is used as a flotation device.
Lilipeeps have small fingers and an opposable thumb on each hand. Along their arm is at least one set of fins; these fins can have any shape and style, but all individuals have them. Their feet have three toes each and a single, circular pedal pad on the sole.
Tails help Lilipeeps move about underwater, giving them more control, balance, or propulsion depending on the shape of their tail. Those more attuned with living aquatically are more likely to have fins in place of a tail, but it's not uncommon to find Lilipeeps with different tails as well.