Monday, October 17, 2016

Species List: 13-10-2016, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

16 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, 13-10-2016

Julie, Terry, Gary & Chris on this single shore entry dive of 98 minutes. Maximum depth 6 m, 21 C water temperature and 3 m viz.

A late afternoon/night dive in the Mooloolah River. The Pleurobranchus peronii emerged in great numbers when it got dark. Discodoris cebuensis is a new addition to the list for the river. Its ventral surface was yellow instead of the white we usually sight on the Sunshine Coast but this ventral colour is noted in the literature for this species.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count.

Cratena lineata  -1
Discodoris cebuensis  -1
Doto sp. 4  -6
* Flabellina angelvaldesi  -35
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus  -2
Goniobranchus daphne  -10
Goniobranchus decorus  -2
Goniobranchus reticulatus  -5
Goniodoridella sp. 1  -10
Hydatina physis  -1
Hypselodoris obscura  -6
Pleurobranchus peronii - 12
Pteraeolidia semperi  -3
Trinchesia sibogae  -11
Trinchesia sp. 23  -1
Trinchesia yamasui  -4

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus decorus

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniobranchus reticulatus

Pteraeolidia semperi

Discodoris cebuensis

Discodoris cebuensis - yellow ventral colour

Trinchesia sibogae

Trinchesia yamasui

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

Pleurobranchus peronii

Hydatina physis 

Cratena lineata

Flabellina angelvaldesi 

Doto sp. 4