Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Species List: Northside Old Woman Island, off Mudjimba, Sunshine Coast, 27-04-2015

17 species sighted on the north side of Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast.

Terry & David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 84 minute and 1 x 71 minute dives in water depths of 13 m to 14 m. Visibility of 3 m, 24 C water temperature and some intermittent surge.

With west to south-west winds forecast we selected the northern side of Old Woman Island to be the best site to offer some protection with regard to surface conditions and we would just have to put up with whatever visibility was on offer. Slugs were again in short supply.

Number of each species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
* Species with highest specimen count

Berthella martensi -/1
Bornella anguilla 1/-
Dermatobranchus tuberculatus 1/-
Doriprismatica atromarginata 1/1
Glossodoris vespa 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus -/1
Noumea laboutei -/1
Phyllidia elegans 1/-
Phyllidia exquisita -/1
* Phyllidia ocellata 3/-
Phyllidiella lizae 1/-
Phyllidiella pustulosa -/1
Phyllodesmium hyalinum 1/- (New species)
Pteraeolidia ianthina 1/-
Sagaminopteron ornatum -/1
Thuridilla splendens -/1
Tritoniopsis alba -/2

Bornella anguilla

Phyllidia exquisita

Tritoniopsis alba

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Doriprismatica atromarginata


Phyllidia elegans

Noumea laboutei

Thuridilla splendens

Berthella martensi

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Goniobranchus splendidus

Dermatobranchus tuberculatus

Phyllodesmium hyalinum - New species
(See page for this species for explanation)