Saturday, January 21, 2017

Species List: 18-01-2017, Nudi-Ledge Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast Qld

43 Species sighted at Nudi-Ledge Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast Qld, 18-01-2017

Terry, Gary and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 92 minute and 1 x 80 minute dives in water depths from 14 m to 18 m. 6 m viz, 25 C water temp and no surge.

It has been more than 3 months since we have dived the Currimundi region of our survey area. Surface conditions were excellent and the vis below workable with no surge. Although we only worked about 30 metres either side of the anchor along the edge of the ledge the species sighted and their populations were impressive.

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

Aegires flores 1/1
Ardeadoris averni 1/-
Bornella anguilla 3/1
Cadlinella ornatissima 1/-
Ceratosoma tenue -/1
Chromodoris elisabethina -/1
Chromodoris kuiteri 10/-
Colpodaspis thompsoni 1/-
Cratena lineata -/1
Dermatobranchus oculus 1/-
Dermatobranchus ornatus 2/2
Dermatobranchus rodmani 1/-
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 1/-
Dermatobranchus sp. 8 1/1
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 16/18
Elysia maoria -/2
Flabellina rubrolineata 1/-
Glossodoris vespa 4/7
Goniobranchus splendidus 2/6
Goniodoridella savignyi 1/-
Halgerda aurantiomaculata -/1
Hexabranchus sanguineus 3/2
Hypselodoris apolegma -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 16/4
Hypselodoris maritima 1/-
Jorunna sp. 3 1/-
Mexichromis pusilla 1/-
Phyllidia exquisita 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 2/5
Phyllidia picta -/1
Phyllidia varicosa 2/3
Phyllidiella lizae 3/6
Phyllidiella pustulosa 3/3
Phyllidiopsis burni 1/1
Pleurolidia juliae 1/-
Pteraeolidia semperi 4/3
Roboastra luteolineata 3/2
Sagaminopteron ornatum 5/1
Tornatina sp. 1 -/1
Tritoniopsis elegans 5/2
Tylodina corticalis 1/3
Verconia laboutei 1/-
Verconia norba -/1

Dermatobranchus sp. 8

 Doriprismatica atromarginata

 Doriprismatica atromarginata - damaged

Ardeadoris averni

Tylodina corticalis

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Hexabranchus sanguineus - juvenile

Hexabranchus sanguineus - young adult

Hexabranchus sanguineus -adult

Hexabranchus sanguineus -  mantle unrolled

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Jorunna sp. 3

Goniodoridella savignyi

Bornella anguilla - Caprella shrimp trapped
as by-catch in mouth trying to escape

Halgerda aurantiomaculata

Verconia norba

Dermatobranchus oculus

Bornella anguilla

Pleurolidia juliae

Phyllidiopsis burni 

Goniobranchus splendidus

Hypselodoris apolegma

Roboastra luteolineata 

Cadlinella ornatissima

Chromodoris kuiteri 

Glossodoris vespa

Colpodaspis thompsoni

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Phyllidiella lizae

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Phyllidia ocellata

Pteraeolidia semperi

Tritoniopsis elegans

Phyllidia picta

Mexichromis pusilla

Phyllidia varicosa

Flabellina rubrolineata

Verconia laboutei

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Cratena lineata

Ceratosoma tenue


Chromodoris elisabethina