Monday, March 13, 2017

Species List: 12-03-2017, 34 species sighted at Shellacey Reef, Gneering Shoals, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

34 species sighted at Shellacey Reef, Gneering Shoals, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 12-03-2017

Gary, Elliot and Jens on this double dive, of 60 minutes each. Maximum depth 18.5 m, 27 C water temperature, 20+ m vis.

The conditions were nearly as perfect as you could want for diving. Sunny day, hardly any surge and great vis. The number of species was as it should be at this site - high! Finding Thorunna sp. 5 again was nice. And it was also great to see Chromodoris elisabethina as most popular.

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

Aegires flores -/1
Aegires gardineri 1/-
Ardeadoris rubroannulata 1/1
Ceratosoma tenue 2/-
Chelidonura inornata 2/1
* Chromodoris elisabethina 1/12
Chelidonura hirundinina 1/-
Chromodoris kuiteri 1/2
Chromodoris magnifica -/2
Doriprismatica atromarginata 3/6
Flabellina bicolor -/1
Flabellina rubrolineata 1/1
Glossodoris vespa 2/-
Goniobranchus geometricus 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 3/1
Halgerda aurantiomaculata -/1
Hexabranchus sanguineus -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1/3
Hypselodoris maculosa 1/1
Hypselodoris sp. 2 2/-
Hypselodoris sp. 4 1/-
Jorunna sp. 3 1/-
Mexichromis trilineata 1/-
Phyllidia elegans -/1
Phyllidia exquisita -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 1/-
Phyllidia picta -/1
Phyllidiella lizae -/2
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/2
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum 1/-
Thorunna daniellae 1/-
Thorunna sp. 5 -/1
Thuridilla splendens 2/1
Tritoniopsis elegans -/2

Aegires gardineri

Thuridilla splendens

Hypselodoris sp. 2

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Goniobranchus splendidus

Hypselodoris sp. 4

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Chromodoris kuiteri

Chelidonura hirundinina

Jorunna sp. 3

Glossodoris vespa

Goniobranchus geometricus

Phyllidia ocellata

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum

Thorunna daniellae

Flabellina rubrolineata

The glorious vis

Ceratosoma tenue

Ceratosoma tenue

Hypselodoris maculosa

Mexichromis trilineata

Ardeadoris rubroannulata

Chelidonura inornata mating pair

Ceratosoma tenue

Our ride

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Thorunna sp. 5

Thorunna sp. 5

Phyllidiella lizae

Chromodoris magnifica

Phyllidia exquisita

Phyllidiella lizae

Hexabranchus sanguineus 

Chromodoris magnifica

Chromodoris elisabethina

Chromodoris kuiteri

Halgerda aurantiomaculata

Phyllidia picta

Hypselodoris jacksoni 

Tritoniopsis elegans

Flabellina bicolor 

Hypselodoris maculosa

Phyllidia elegans

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