Monday, October 17, 2016

Species List: 14-10-2016, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

19 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, 14-10-2016

Julie, Terry, & David on this single shore entry dive of 112 minutes. Maximum depth 6.1 m, 21 C water temperature and 4 m viz.

A night dive in the Mooloolah River. The two species of Lomonotus and the Madrella ferruginosa were nice finds as they are not commonly seen. Also, fist-sized Pleurobranchus peronii were in abundance feeding out in the open.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count.

Carminodoris nodulosa  -1
Cratena lineata  -5
Facelina sp. 3  -2
* Flabellina angelvaldesi  -31
Flabellina rubrolineata  -2
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus  -3
Goniobranchus daphne  -8
Goniobranchus decorus  -2
Goniobranchus reticulatus  -3
Goniodoridella sp. 1  -6
Hypselodoris obscura  -5
Lomonotus sp. 2  -1
Lomonotus sp. 4  -1
Madrella ferruginosa  -2
Phyllodesmium opalescens  -1
Pleurobranchus peronii  -18
Pteraeolidia semperi  -3
Sakuraeolis nungunoides  -2
Trinchesia yamasui  -6

Surface shot

Goniobranchus decorus

Lomonotus sp. 4 

Pleurobranchus peronii

Trinchesia yamasui

 Flabellina angelvaldesi

Flabellina rubrolineata

Cratena lineata 

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Madrella ferruginosa

Pteraeolidia semperi

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

Lomonotus sp. 2

Hypselodoris obscura 

Facelina sp. 3

Carminodoris nodulosa

Goniobranchus daphne

Phyllodesmium opalescens