About three feet in height, their round bodies make them a sturdy but clumsy species. 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 come in four common varieties, as pictured above: fins, perked, lop, and seraph. The shape of their ears doesn't affect their hearing at all, and can even be pierced.
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. They don't rely on eyesight at all, so their eyes are always closed; no one has ever seen them with their eyes open...
All Lilipeeps have a ring of fat around their neck, which is used as a floatation 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. There are five tail variations of different rarities, as pictured above: fin, tadpole, mermaid, tentacle, and goldfish. While they always have those five specific shapes, most have details that make them unique.