Friday, May 27, 2016

Species List: Terry's Delight, Arkwright Shoals, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 25-05-2016

36 species sighted at Terry's Delight, Arkwright Shoals, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Terry, Gary and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x afternoon dive of 86 minutes and 1 x night dive of 74 minutes in water depths from 13.5 m to 16.5 m. 8 m viz, 23 C water temp and strong but intermittent surge.

With the current stable weather pattern we have been able to rekindle our passion for night diving on the offshore reefs. This is the second in the one week. The Phyllodesmium is a new species for our list and is undescribed. The cerata possess tubercles on all faces rather than just along the edges.

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

Aegires flores 4/1
Aegires citrinus -/2
Aegires gardineri 1/1
Ardeadoris averni -/1
Ardeadoris sp. 2 1/1
Atys semistriatus -/13
Bornella anguilla 1/1
Bornella stellifer -/1
Bulbaeolidia alba 1/-
Chromodoris elisabethina 1/-
Chromodoris kuiteri 1/-
Chromodoris striatella -/1
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 13/5
Flabellina rubrolineata 1/-
Glossodoris vespa 2/-
Goniobranchus conchyliatus 1/-
Goniobranchus geometricus 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 2/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 5/8
Hypselodoris obscura 1/-
Hypselodoris whitei -/2
Hypselodoris zephyra 2/1
Mexichromis festiva 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 4/1
Phyllidia varicosa 1/1
Phyllidiella cooraburrama -/2
Phyllidiella lizae 1/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/1
Phyllodesmium sp. 7 -/1 New species
Platydoris sanguinea -/2
Pteraeolidia semperi 1/2
Sagaminopteron ornatum 4/3
Tayuva lilacina  -/1
Thuridilla splendens 3/4
Trinchesia sp. 30 -/1
Tritoniopsis alba 4/3

Bornella anguilla

Phyllidiella lizae

Aegires gardineri

Hypselodoris zephyra

Pteraeolidia semperi

Trinchesia sp. 30

Hypselodoris whitei

Phyllodesmium sp. 7 -  New species

Ardeadoris averni

Bornella stellifer

Surface conditions

Chromodoris kuiteri

Tritoniopsis alba

Goniobranchus conchyliatus 

Mexichromis festiva

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Chromodoris elisabethina

Phyllidia ocellata

Ardeadoris sp. 2

Glossodoris vespa

Atys semistriatus 

Platydoris sanguinea

Phyllidiella cooraburrama

Phyllidia varicosa

Tayuva lilacina


Bulbaeolidia alba 

Goniobranchus splendidus

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Aegires flores

Thuridilla splendens

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Chromodoris striatella

Aegires citrinus