Thursday, March 24, 2016

Species List: Moffat Beach, Caloundra intertidal, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 23-03-2016

5 species sighted at Moffat Beach, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Australia intertidal area. Perfect sunny day. The species count was low. Sunny day little wind.

Aplysia argus -4
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Haminoea sp. 1 -12  (plus one shell)
Vayssierea caledonica -60+

If you wanted to study Flatworms today was the day, there was about a dozen species and some I have never seen before, including a small brilliant yellow animal.

Moffat Beach Intertidal site east

Moffat Beach Intertidal site west

Haminoea sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 1 (arrowed)

Goniobranchus splendidus

Aplysia argus (mating pair)

Goniobranchus decorus