Saturday, October 24, 2020

Species List: 24-10-2020, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

50 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 24-10-2020.

A single shore entry dive Gary, Tracey and Harvey of 248 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 24 C water temperature, up to 8 m viz.

Again the clean river beckoned. An overcast rain to come day did not stop us. The current was nice to us as well. 24 C water temps again inviting. Today's dive was EPIC to say the very least. So many species and on top of that 5 new species. The Tenellia sp. 68 was very interesting. Recording for the second time was Kaloplocamus sp. 3 very cryptic. Tree more Phyllodesmium opalescens were a treat. And for me two more Colpodaspis sp. 2! WOW! This river keeps on surprising me!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 8 shell -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Colpodaspis sp. 2 -2
Costasiella kuroshimae -3
Cratena lineata -15
Cratena simba -2
Elysia sp. 11 -3
Elysia sp. 25 -2
Elysia sp. 26 -2 (crawling into view 5320)
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -3
Eubranchus sp. 17 -4 NEW SPECIES
Flabellina lotos -14
Godiva quadricolor -1
Godiva sp. 2 -4
Godiva sp. 3 -2
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniobranchus setoensis -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
* Goniodoridella savignyi -29
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -7
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 9 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 14 juvenile -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -2
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Kaloplocamus sp. 3 -1 Second animal found
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -many eggs
Liloa brevis shell -3
Myja sp. 1 -3
Niparaya sp. 20 -5
Niparaya sp. 21 -2 NEW SPECIES (White with orange patches)
Niparaya sp. 22 -1 NEW SPECIES (White with grey patches and white spot on back end of cream)
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -3
Placida kevinleei -4
Polycera sp. 1 -22
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Tenellia sibogae -6
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Tenellia sp. 24 -5
Tenellia sp. 68 -1 NEW SPECIES
Tenellia sp. 69 -1 NEW SPECIES
Unidentia sp. 1 -19
Unidentia sp. 2 -7
Unidentia sp. 3 -20
Unidentia sp. 4 -2
Verconia simplex -1

Overcast entry

Ready

The drift

Substrate

Niparaya sp. 20

Polycera sp. 1 

Goniodoridella sp. 9

Knoutsodonta maugeansis -many eggs

Knoutsodonta maugeansis -many eggs

Goniodoridella savignyi mating pair

Cratena lineata

Costasiella kuroshimae 

Gymnodoris sp. 10 eating Unidentia sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 3

Tenellia sp. 24

Unidentia sp. 3

Goniodoridella sp. 14 juvenile

Colpodaspis sp. 2

Haminoea sp. 19

Unidentia sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Myja sp. 1

Substrate

Shoot

Tenellia sp. 68  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sp. 68  NEW SPECIES

Kaloplocamus sp. 3  Second animal found

Eubranchus sp. 10

Liloa brevis

Polycera sp. 1 x11

Polycera sp. 1 x3 

Niparaya sp. 21  NEW SPECIES

Godiva sp. 1

Niparaya sp. 22  NEW SPECIES

Niparaya sp. 22  NEW SPECIES

Goniodoridella savignyi

Philinopsis speciosa

Elysia sp. 25

Elysia sp. 25

Cratena simba

Goniodoridella savignyi

Shoot

Tenellia sibogae

Tenellia sibogae

Liloa brevis

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Left Goniodoridella sp. 1 and Tenelliansp. 23

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Atys sp. 8

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Bulbaeolidia alba

Eubranchus sp. 3

Goniobranchus daphne

Eubranchus sp. 17  NEW SPECIES

Elysia sp. 11 -3

Pteraeolidia semperi

Goniobranchus setoensis

Tenellia sp. 69  NEW SPECIES

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Eubranchus sp. 17  NEW SPECIES

Eubranchus sp. 17  NEW SPECIES

Eubranchus sp. 17  NEW SPECIES

Eubranchus sp. 17  NEW SPECIES

Placida kevinleei

Goniobranchus geometricus

Godiva sp. 3

Verconia simplex