Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Species List: 01-12-2020, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 47 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.01-12-2020.

A single night shore entry dive Gary, Fran and Nevar of 176 minutes. Maximum depth 5.4 m, 24 C water temperature, 5 m viz.

With a 1.4 m tidal flow and the first day of summer a night dive was in order. There were many great nudibranchs. The large Philinopsis animals were mind blowing. Another new species was recorded, Plocamopherus maculatus. Plus recording Trapania sp. 2 was a treat. Another epic dive!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Aglaja fulvipunctata -1
Atys semistriatus -3
Bulla vernicosa -2
Colinatys sp. 1 -1
Costasiella kuroshimae -3
Cratena lineata -11
Dendrodoris nigra -1
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 13 -1
Flabellina lotos -7
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniobranchus setoensis -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -5
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -20
Goniodoridella sp. 3 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -3
Gymnodoris sp. 20 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -2
Hydatina physis -1
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -many babies
Mnestia sp. 1 -19
Niparaya sp. 11 -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -6
Philinopsis lineolata -1
Philinopsis pilsbryi -2
Philinopsis reticulata -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Pleurobranchus peronii -1
Plocamopherus maculatus -1 NEW SPECIES
Polycera sp. 1 -1
Retusa complanata -2
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -3
Tenellia sibogae -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Tenellia sp. 24 -2
Tenellia sp. 66 -1
Tenellia sp. 66 -1
Tenellia sp. 69 -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -1
Trapania brunnea -1
Trapania sp. 2 -1 
Unidentia sp. 1 -18
Unidentia sp. 2 -1
Unidentia sp. 3 -2

Entry

Surface

Substrate

Substrate

Tenellia sibogae

Tenellia sibogae

Unidentia sp. 3

Trapania sp. 2

Shoot

Trapania sp. 2



Retusa complanata

Goniodoridella sp. 3

Goniobranchus setoensis

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Dendrodoris nigra

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Retusa complanata

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 69

Plocamopherus maculatus  NEW SPECIES

Plocamopherus maculatus  NEW SPECIES

Plocamopherus maculatus  NEW SPECIES

Plocamopherus maculatus  NEW SPECIES

Plocamopherus maculatus  NEW SPECIES

Plocamopherus maculatus  NEW SPECIES

Goniobranchus daphne

Hydatina physis

Hydatina physis

Unidentia sp. 1

Elysia sp. 11

Philinopsis lineolata

Philinopsis lineolata

Cratena lineata x2

Hypselodoris obscura

Bulla vernicosa

Bulla vernicosa

Philinopsis reticulata

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Tenellia sp. 66

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Goniobranchus geometricus

Philinopsis pilsbryi

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Tenellia sp. 23

Gymnodoris sp. 20

Costasiella kuroshimae

Mnestia sp. 1

Atys semistriatus

Philinopsis falciphallus

Polycera sp. 1

Costasiella kuroshimae x2

Bulla vernicosa

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Trapania brunnea

Bulla vernicosa

Tenellia sp. 24

Facelina sp. 13

Facelina bourailli

Aglaja fulvipunctata