Thursday, December 21, 2017

Species List: 20-12-2017, C Spot and Rocky off Currimundi, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

23 species sighted at C Spot and Rocky off Currimundi, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 20-12-2017.

Terry, and David on this excursion consisting of 2 dives:
The first dive x 67 minutes at C Spot in water depths from 19 m to 21 m, 15 m viz, 25 C water temp and no surge.
The second dive x 73 minutes at Rocky in water depths from 17 m to 21 m, 10 m viz, 26 C water temp and no surge.

Surface conditions were a little joggly but apart from a little surface current diving conditions subsurface were excellent. Plenty of the usual suspects were sighted with the Marionia cyanobranchiata, Diaphorodoris sp. 1 and the Pupa solidula shell being unusual finds. The Goniobranchus collingwoodi was a juvenile but the basic colours and pattern were evident.

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

Bornella anguilla -/3
* Chromodoris kuiteri 2/2
Cratena simba 1/-
Dermatobranchus oculus 3/-
Dermatobranchus ornatus 2/-
Dermatobranchus rodmani 1/-
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 1/-
Diaphorodoris sp. 1 -/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata -/2
Flabellina rubrolineata 3/-
Flabellina sp. 1 1/-
Glossodoris vespa -/1
Goniobranchus collingwoodi 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus -/2
Gymnodoris alba -/1
Hypselodoris bullockii -/1
Marionia cyanobranchiata 1/-
* Phyllidiella lizae -/4
Phyllidiella pustulosa -/1
Pteraeolidia semperi -/3
Pupa solidula (Shell) 1/-
Sagaminopteron ornatum 1/1
Tyrannodoris luteolineata 1/-

Tyrannodoris luteolineata

Marionia cyanobranchiata


Doriprismatica atromarginata

Bornella anguilla

Goniobranchus collingwoodi - juvenile

Flabellina rubrolineata

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Pupa solidula - views of the shell

Flabellina sp. 1

Hypselodoris bullockii

Diaphorodoris sp. 1

Gymnodoris alba