Sunday, April 3, 2016

Species List: Nud Retreat, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 02-04-2016

26 species sighted at Nudi Retreat, Curriumundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Julie, Gary and Terry on this excursion consisting of 1 x 98 minute and 1 x 87 minute dive in water to 16.5 m deep, 10 m viz, 26 C water temp and some surge.

We anchored approximately 20 m to the north of our mark for this site and the area from the anchor to the mark consisted of scattered rocks, sponges and some areas of soft coral.  The areas closer to the mark were thickly covered in soft, leathery corals.  On the second dive we ventured to the west of the anchor, north-west of our mark, and were pleased to find our latest new critter, Doto racemosa.

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

Berthella martensi 1/1
Bornella anguilla 1/1
Chelidonura inornata 5/4
Chromodoris kuiteri 2/2
*Dermatobranchus oculus 11/6
Dermatobranchus ornatus 10/6
Doriprismatica atromarginata 5/1
Doto racemosa -/2 New species 660!
Flabellina bicolor 2/-
Flabellina rubrolineata 1/1
Goniobranchus daphne -/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 3/1
Goniodoridella savignyi -/1
Hexabranchus sanguineus -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 3/-
Hypselodoris obscura 1/1
Phyllidia ocellata 3/1
Phyllidia varicosa -/1
Phyllidiella lizae 2/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/3
Phyllidiopsis burni 1/-
Phyllodesmium sp. 2 1/1
Pteraeolidia semperi 4/3
Sagaminopteron ornatum 1/-
Stiliger aureomarginatus -/1
Thuridilla carlsoni 1/-

 Sagaminopteron ornatum

Flabellina bicolor

Goniodoridella savignyi

 Dermatobranchus ornatus

 Goniobranchus splendidus

 Substrate

 Chelidonura inornata

 Phyllidia ocellata - mating

 Doto racemosa - new species for us

 Hypselodoris obscura

 Surface conditions

 Dermatobranchus oculus

 Stiliger aureomarginatus

 Doto racemosa

Hexabranchus sanguineus - juvenile

Phyllidia varicosa