Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Species List: Nudi Ledge, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 19-03-2016

30 species sighted at NudiLedge, Curriumundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Gary and Terry on this excursion consisting of 1 x 95 minute and 1 x 82 minute dive in water depths of 14 m to 17 m. 12 m viz, 26 C water temp and no surge.

It has been two months since the water conditions and family commitments have allowed us to get the boat out and venture offshore.  Seas were calm and visibility excellent for this site.  Although we did not find any new species to add to our list it was good to find the reef in such healthy conditions and a good variety of nudibranchs.

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

Ardeadoris rubroannulata 1/-
Berthella martensi -/3
Bornella anguilla -/7
Bulbaeolidia alba -/1
Chromodoris elisabethina -/1
Cratena simba -/1
Dermatobranchus oculus 6/2
Dermatobranchus ornatus 8/
Diversidoris flava 1/-
*Doriprismatica atromarginata 7/13
Goniobranchus albopunctatus -/1
Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus  1/-
Goniobranchus geometricus -/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 4/4
Goniodoridella savignyi 1/
Gymnodoris alba -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/3
Nembrotha purpureolineata 1/-
Phyllidia coelestis -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 1/3
Phyllidiella lizae 1/2
Phyllidiella pustulosa 1/4
Phyllidiopsis burni -/2
Phyllodesmium magnum 1/-
Pleurolidia juliae -/5
Pteraeolidia semperi 3/5
Roboastra luteolineata 1/-
Sagaminopteron ornatum 7/12
Verconia alboannulata 1/-
Verconia simplex 1/-

 Nembrotha purpureolineata

 Goniodoridella savignyi

 Phyllidiopsis burni

Gymnodoris alba

 Phyllidia ocellata

 Diversidoris flava

 Hypselodoris jacksoni

 Sagaminopteron ornatum

 Dermatobranchus ornatus

 Phyllodesmium magnum

 Verconia alboannulata

 Ardeadoris rubroannulata

 Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus

 Dermatobranchus oculus

 Verconia simplex

 Roboastra luteolineata

 Surface conditions