Sunday, November 20, 2016

Species List: 19-11-2016, NW Reef, Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

43 Species NW Reef, Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 19-11-2016

Gary, and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 96 minute and 1 x 91 minute dives in water depths from 10 m to 12.5 m. 6 m viz, 24 C water temp and some surge.

We decided to give the same dive site we visited earlier in the week another going over while it is still productive. A number of species different to last time were sighted. Nothing new to add to our overall list but Crimora edwardsi and Actinocyclus verrucosus are uncommon finds. The sighting of the Philinopsis orientalis is a first by us outside of the Mooloolah River.

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

Actinocyclus verrucosus 1/-
Ardeadoris averni -/1
Ardeadoris sp. 2 -/2
Atys semistriatus (shell) 1/-
Berthella martensi 3/-
Carminodoris nodulosa 1/-
Chelidonura hirundinina -/3
Chelidonura inornata 2/2
Chromodoris sp. 1 -/1
Crimora edwardsi 1/-
Dendrodoris fumata -/1
Dermatobranchus oculus -/1
Dermatobranchus sp. 8 2/1
Dermatobranchus sp. 9 -/1
Dermatobranchus tuberculatus 1/1
Diversiodoris crocea -/1
Diversiodoris flava -/1
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 6/8
Elysia maoria 1/-
Glossodoris vespa 1/1
Goniobranchus albonares 1/-
Goniobranchus reticulatus -/1
Goniobranchus rufomaculatus 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 5/2
Goniobranchus verrieri -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/1
Hypselodoris tryoni -/2
Kaloplocamus acutus -/2
Marionia cyanobranchiata 3/1
Mexichromis festiva -/1
Philinopsis orientalis 1/-
Phyllidia elegans -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 1/-
Phyllidiella lizae 1/-
Phyllidiella pustulosa 1/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum -/1
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum 1/-
Thuridilla carlsoni -/1
Thuridilla splendens 6/4
Tornatina sp. 1 (Shell) 1/-
Tritoniopsis alba 1/-
Verconia haliclona -/1
Verconia simplex 1/-

Dermatobranchus sp. 8

Berthella martensi 

Crimora edwardsi

Tritoniopsis alba

Philinopsis orientalis - light colour form

Marionia cyanobranchiata

Goniobranchus rufomaculatus - juvenile

Chelidonura inornata

Phyllidia ocellata

Tornatina sp. 1 - shell

Verconia simplex

Dermatobranchus tuberculatus

Goniobranchus verrieri

Crimora edwardsi - a pair

Phyllidia elegans

Diversiodoris crocea

Dendrodoris fumata

Verconia haliclona

Diversiodoris flava

Mexichromis festiva

Chelidonura hirundinina

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Elysia maoria

Old Woman Island from the dive deck


Carminodoris nodulosa

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum

Glossodoris vespa

Thuridilla splendens

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Goniobranchus splendidus

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Goniobranchus reticulatus

Ardeadoris averni

Chromodoris sp. 1

Hypselodoris tryoni