Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Species List Wobby Rocks 27-11-2012

20 Species found at Wobby Rocks, sunny/cloudy day, light winds, 10 m viz, very little surge, 25C water temp. 1st dive/2nd dive.
*most species found this outing.

NOTE: The mission on these dives was to seach out the golden Hoplodoris sp. and it has eluded us today. We turned over every rock in order to try and find this beautiful species.

Ardeadoris aff. averni 1
Aegires citrinus /1
Berthella martensi 1/2
Chromodoris elisabethina /2
Chromodoris splendida (AU) 2
Dermatobranchus cf. primus 1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 1/1
Dolabrifera dolabrifera 1
Glossodoris vespa (AU) /1
Goniobranchus geometricus 1
Goniodoridella savignyi 1
*Hoplodoris nodulosa 1/3
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1
Hypselodoris obscura (AU) 2
Hypselodoris sp. 1 /1
Jorunna sp. 2 1
Phyllidia varicosa 1
*Phyllidiella pustulosa 3/1
*Pleurobranchus peronii 1/3
Thuridilla splendens 1/2

The surface conditions and the Beagle

The substrate

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Hypselodoris obscura (AU)

Jorunna sp. 2 

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Dolabrifera dolabrifera

Dermatobranchus cf. primus

Chromodoris splendida (AU)

Thuridilla splendens

Coriocella nigra (not a nudibranch!)

Dolabrifera dolabrifera

Aegires citrinus

Hoplodoris nodulosa

Goniodoridella savignyi

Pleurobranchus peronii

Hoplodoris nodulosa

Berthella martensi