EuPelagic Subtype
Fornius Tup'arrah
Image from Steve Bowers
Irrmorella, a terraformed eupelagic world in Norma.
Major sub-type of Gaian Type planet. There is 80-100% water coverage of the surface, with extensive submerged continental shelves. Land often exists as small continents or cratons, or archipelagoes of islands.

Eupelagic worlds are often younger than other Gaian world types, and may support primitive biospheres. Over billions of years, the natural progression of plate tectonics and continent formation can change a eupelagic world into a eugaian world with larger continents and smaller oceans.
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Development Notes
Text by John M. Dollan in his Planet Classification List
Initially published on 24 October 2001.