Although previously a very minor presence in the oceans, soopyfauna are poised to soon become one of the most diverse single clade of marine fauna on 2s2tworld, with new forms evolving to take advantage of any available niche. In stark contrast to the demanding Snipplet and their shared ancestry, the Glurplet is a more placid soopy that prefers to remain close to the seabed.

Most notable about the Glurplet is that it developed its oral array into a ring of feeding tentacles. Dense with muscle, these tentacles can pull or pry at any living matter within reach, be they Squigglets scrambling into their burrows or frail Jumping jello-fish straying too close to the shallows. When not in use, these tentacles are tucked within its oral cavity, unleashing at the sight of prey. Important to note that much of the Glurplet’s prey is small or slow to reflect its own placid lifestyle. While primarily carnivorous, certain populations can also supplement their diet with torn poopflora blades. Its gut has accommodated for its somewhat lower metabolism, becoming more expansive, thereby extracting more nutrients per meal. Also notable is the innovation of an esophagus, which closes up upon obtaining a meal, as to prevent it from spilling into the water. Laxative poopycells are a common presence in its stomach, insulating against radioactive meals.

The ancestral bands of fins have fused into four undulating cuttlefish-like fins, nonetheless providing it with decent motor control. Although a slow critter, the Glurplet is still capable of the occasional burst of speed, as provided with a vigorous beating of the caudal fin. The eyes of the Glurplet are wide compared to other soopyvermes, which grant it decent visual awareness in low light conditions, as it is most active during the crepuscular hours. While its oral tentacles usually unfurl to feed, these possess chemoreceptive poopy setae within their base, and so also unfurl to detect olfactory information. The components of its brain which govern the senses have become dense to accommodate for this.

The Glurplet retains many of the Ripplet’s anatomical innovations otherwise. Gills supply its hemooranganin blood with oxygen with waste gases expelled via a pair of lower pores; a vigorous heart pumps said blood throughout its body. A cartilaginous endoskeleton provides structural integrity.

Like other Ripplet-derived soopies, Glurplets reproduce via spawning. These soopies congregate during conditions of plenty, then deposit gametes which fertilize into hundreds of eggs. These eggs hatch into 4 millimeter-long larvae which must subsist on plankton and avoid being eaten themselves. As only around a dozen larvae fully develop into adults per clutch, Glurplets are considered r-strategists.

The Glurplet can typically be found in ocean depths between 15 to 125 meters, though it is not unusual for individuals to delve deeper. Most morphs sport a mottled ochre coloration.