Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Species List: 27-08-2016, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

17 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, 27-08-2016

Julie, Terry, Gary & David on this single shore entry dive of 127 minutes. Maximum depth 6.9 m, 20 C water temperature and 5 m viz.

An unremarkable dive with just the usual suspects sighted. We have seen specimens of the Flabellina sp. 5 a number of times previously but have been including them with Flabellina angelvaldesi. However we have now decided to separate it until such time as we can confirm.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count.

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cratena lineata -5
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
Flabellina angelvaldesi -20
Flabellina rubrolineata -6
Flabellina sp. 5 -2 (New species)
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus -3
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniobranchus reticulatus -3
Goniodoridella savignyi -8
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -26
Hypselodoris obscura -6
Pleurobranchus peronii -2
Pteraeolidia semperi -5
Trinchesia sp. 24 -3
Trinchesia yamasui -5

Trinchesia sp. 24

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

Flabellina rubrolineata

Cratena lineata

Dive site entrance

Goniobranchus decorus

Goniobranchus daphne

Flabellina angelvaldesi 

Flabellina sp. 5 - New species

Hypselodoris obscura

Trinchesia yamasui- a bit worse for wear

Pteraeolidia semperi

Eubranchus sp. 10


Pleurobranchus peronii

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniobranchus reticulatus

Cratena lineata