Sunday, October 1, 2017

Species List: 25-09-2017, Lake Kawana, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, Qld

1 species sighted at Lake Kawana, Birtinya, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 23-09-2017.

A single entry by Gary near the south end of Lake Kawana in an alcove near the round-about and Community Certre. Maximum depth 400 mm, 24 C water.

Since finding Elysia bangtawaensis at the north end of Lake Kawana I decided to check the southern end for this species. Walking along the edge and searching the bottom was very surprising. Rocks would have literally hundreds of animals crawling over them. The sizes ranged from 10 mm to 30 mm, not as large as the animals at the north end.

Number of species sighted

Elysia bangtawaensis -200+

The blue dot is the area these masses were found.
The red dot is where the others were found.

The alcove

View from the walk

Size comparisons

The masses...