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Lhamepha, like all Selkies, has a covering layer of scales, rather than skin, which is much better suited to the aquatic environment in which they live, though they are still fully bipedal. Lhamepha's scales are a dark green, fading to a very pale, almost white colour on her chest, face and the palms of her webbed hands. As Lhamepha is now in her adult, and fully aquatic, stage, she has a full growth of spiney fins, and her four breasts have flattened, to provide greater ease of swimming, now that she can no longer bear children.
Lhamepha's hydration suit is fairly minimalistic, compared to some models of the suit which have been seen in previous years. She wears a simple, skin-tight one-piece suit, all black, which covers all her body except for her hand and face, and serves the purpose of keeping her scaley skin moist, as Selkies can often become uncomfortable and develop a rash if their skin is allowed to become too dry. Cresting the top of the hood are two bubble-like extrusions, containing an azure-blue water - ocean water from Lhamepha's homeworld of Pacifica. The bubbles are positioned over the two gill crests on the top of Lhamepha's head, and are constantly filtering oxygen into her system through the salty water.
Lhamepha's hydration suit is designed such that a standard-issue Starfleet uniform can fit easily over the top. As it is made by Starfleet, the hydration suit also includes the image of the Starfleet logo on the upper-left breast, and is fitted with a microscopic tracking device, much like a Starfleet combadge, which enables the wearer of the suit to be located easily if they need to remove their uniform or combadge during an away mission.