Sunday, November 17, 2019

Species List: 16-11-2019, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

50 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 16-11-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Sheryl, Kelly-Anne, Fran, Nevar and David of 221 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 25 C water temperature and up to 4 m viz.

Before the weather gets up a group of us decided to see what was upriver Fish Cage...new species!! Great dive. A real surprise was finding Phyllaplysia lafonti WOW! And another great find was finally finding Costasiella usagi here on the Sunshine Coast. 5 new species and 1 new record for the river, a great outing from 221 minutes and finally 25C water temp.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -3
Caloria indica -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Colpodaspis sp. 2 -1
Costasiella sp. 2 -4
Costasiella usagi -1 NEW SPECIES
Cratena lineata -1
Cratena simba -1
Doto sp. 5 -10
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Elysia sp. 18 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -2
Facelina sp. 11 -9
Facelina sp. 12 -1
Flabellina lotos -1
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus -1
Goniobranchus daphne -6
Goniobranchus decorus -6
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -32
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 +100
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 7 -1
Goniodoris sp. 5 -1 NEW SPECIES
Gymnodoris amakusana -2
Gymnodoris sp. 20 -3
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -3
Hallaxa iju -2
Hypselodoris obscura -3
Julia exquisita -1
Kaloplocamus sp. 2 -1 NEW SPECIES
Limacia ornata -5
Niparaya sp. 4 -1
Okenia liklik -2
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Philinopsis speciosa -3
Phyllaplysia lafonti -1 NEW SPECIES
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Retusa sp. 5 shell -3
Sebadoris fragilis -1
Tenellia sp. 20 -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 29 -1
Tenellia sp. 59 -1 NEW SPECIES
Thuridilla carlsoni -5
Trapania palmula -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -1
Unidentia sp. 4 -1
Unidentia sp. 9 -1


Entry

The drift upriver

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 1

Thuridilla carlsoni

Gymnodoris sp. 20 

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Gymnodoris amakusana

Tenellia sp. 23

Phyllaplysia lafonti  NEW SPECIES

Phyllaplysia lafonti  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sp. 59  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sp. 59  NEW SPECIES

Limacia ornata 

Limacia ornata 

Limacia ornata rock

Limacia ornata 

Limacia ornata 

Goniobranchus daphne 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Costasiella usagi  NEW SPECIES

Costasiella usagi  NEW SPECIES

Costasiella usagi  NEW SPECIES

Costasiella usagi  NEW SPECIES

Costasiella usagi  NEW SPECIES

Costasiella sp. 2

Costasiella sp. 2

Costasiella sp. 2

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

Hypselodoris obscura 

Substrate

Tenellia sp. 24

Gymnodoris amakusana

Philinopsis falciphallus

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Facelina sp. 11

Tenellia sp. 29 

Caloria indica  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Caloria indica  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Philinopsis speciosa

Facelina sp. 11

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Colpodaspis sp. 2

Trapania palmula 

Elysia sp. 18

Philinopsis speciosa

Niparaya sp. 4 

Unidentia sp. 9

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Facelina sp. 12

Tenellia sp. 23

Goniodoridella sp. 7

Doto sp. 5 

Hypselodoris obscura

Sebadoris fragilis

Hallaxa iju

Goniodoris sp. 5  NEW SPECIES

Julia exquisita 

Elysia sp. 11

Eubranchus sp. 10

Pteraeolidia semperi

Kaloplocamus sp. 2  NEW SPECIES

Kaloplocamus sp. 2  NEW SPECIES

Goniodoris sp. 5  NEW SPECIES

Phyllaplysia lafonti  NEW SPECIES

Limacia ornata

Costasiella usagi  NEW SPECIES

Goniobranchus geometricus 

Okenia liklik

Cratena simba