Friday, August 11, 2017

Species List: 10-08-2017, Nudi Retreat, off Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld

22 species sighted at Nudi Retreat, off Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 10-08-2017

Julie, Terry and Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 85 minute and 1 x 76 minute dives in water depths to 16 m. 10-20 m viz, 20 C water temp and some intermittent slight surge.

Diving this site again was a treat with good viz and some interesting Nudibranchs. A single Aeolid species was found, a pale Phylodesmium magnum.

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

Aegires gardineri 1/-
Ardeadoris sp. 2 2/1
Cadlinella ornatissima 1/-
Chromodoris elisabethina 3/1
* Chromodoris kuiteri 6/4
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 1/-
Dermatobranchus ornatus 1/1
Dermatobranchus rodmani -/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 3/2
Goniobranchus splendidus 3/3
Goniodoridella savignyi 1/-
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/1
Hypselodoris obscura 1/1
Phyllidia exquisita 1/-
Phyllidia varicosa -/1
Phyllidia ocellata -/1
Phyllidiella lizae 2/-
Phyllidiella pustulosa 4/4
Phyllodesmium magnum 1/-
Pteraeolidia semperi -/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum 2/2

Terry and Julie ready to go!

Surface conditions


Phyllidiella pustulosa

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Chromodoris elisabethina

Chromodoris elisabethina

Hypselodoris obscura

Cadlinella ornatissima

Aegires gardineri

Aegires gardineri gills

Phyllodesmium magnum

Goniodoridella savignyi

Ardeadoris sp. 2

Goniobranchus splendidus

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Phyllidia exquisita

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Phyllidia ocellata 

Chromodoris kuiteri

Chromodoris kuiteri

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Dermatobranchus rodmani

Doriprismatica atromarginata