Sunday, August 19, 2018

Species List: 18-08-2018, Where's Dewley, Coolum, Sunshine Coast, Qld

41 species sighted at Where's Dewley, Coolum, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 18-08-2018.

Julie, David, Terry and Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 94 minute and 1 x 81 minute dives in water depths up to 13.4 m, 10 m viz, 20 C water temp.

Julie decided we should visit Arkrwright Shoals off Coolum so off we went. As we descended to the bottom it was apparent the clarity was a bit off. Finding and recording Nudibranchs was a challenge but we managed 41 species...another great outing. Eight species of Phyllidiid were recorded and 45 Doriprismatica atromarginata were found as well. The two very small Goniobranchus decorus were found from under a rock after we got back and viewed the photos.

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

41 species sighted at Where's Dewley, Coolum

Aegires citrinus 1/-
Aplysia parvula 5/-
Bornella anguilla 2/2
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 22/23
Glossodoris rufomarginata 5/7
Glossodoris sp. 3 -/1
Glossodoris vespa 3/4
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -/2
Goniobranchus decorus -/2
Goniobranchus geometricus -/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 7/2
Goniobranchus sp. 7 -/1
Gymnodoris alba 1-
Gymnodoris sp. 10 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 7/4
Hypselodoris obscura 4/3
Hypselodoris sagamiensis -/1
Jorunna sp. 3 2/-
Mariaglaja inornata -/1
Mexichromis trilineata -/1
Phyllidia elegans 2/1
Phyllidia exquisita 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 1/1
Phyllidia picta 1/-
Phyllidiella annulata 3/-
Phyllidiella lizae 1/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 3/2
Phyllidiopsis burni 1/-
Pleurobranchus peronii 1/-
Pleurolidia juliae -/1
Pteraeolidia semperi 2/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum 5/2
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum 3/-
Tenellia sibogae 1/-
Tenellia sp. 3 -/1
Tenellia sp. 33 1/-
Tenellia sp. 34 1/-
Thuridilla splendens 3/5
Tritoniopsis elegans -/3
Tyrannodoris luteolineata -/1
Verconia simplex -/1

Our ride awaits

Surface conditions and Mt. Coolum

Substrate

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Phyllidia elegans

Hypselodoris jacksoni mating pair

Phyllidiella lizae

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Pteraeolidia semperi

Thuridilla splendens

Phyllidia elegans

Phyllidia picta

Glossodoris vespa

Goniobranchus splendidus

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile

Jorunna sp. 3

Goniobranchus decorus juvenile

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Hypselodoris obscura

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Tritoniopsis elegans

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Tritoniopsis elegans

Pleurolidia juliae

Bornella anguilla

Hypselodoris sagamiensis

Glossodoris sp. 3

Mariaglaja inornata

Mexichromis trilineata

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum

Tenellia sibogae

Verconia simplex

Tenellia sp. 33

Phyllidia exquisita

Goniobranchus geometricus

Gymnodoris alba

Aplysia parvula

Goniobranchus splendidus

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Glossodoris vespa

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Tyrannodoris luteolineata

Tenellia sp. 3

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Goniobranchus sp. 7

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Species List: 17-08-2018, Coles Hole, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld

50 species sighted at Coles Hole, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 17-08-2018.

Julie, David, Terry and Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 57 minute and 1 x 58 minute dives in water depths up to 19.7 m, 5 m viz, 20 C water temp.

With the viz being low due to lots of particles in the water column, the team managed to find and record 50 species of Nudibranch, impressive to say the very least. Finding Tenellia melanobrachia on its eatin food source was a treat, as well as finding Chromodoris strigata near by on the main wall. Some unusual colourforms of Goniobranchus geometricus were found too.

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

Ardeadoris angustolutea 1/-
Ardeadoris rubroannulata -/1
Aegires flores 1/1
Berthella martensi 1/-
Bornella anguilla 1/2
Bulbaeolidia alba 1/-
Cadlinella ornatissima 1/1
Chromodoris elisabethina 6/6
Chromodoris kuiteri -/3
Chromodoris strigata 1/-
Chromodoris striatella 1/1
Cratena lineata 1/2
Cratena simba -/1
Dermatobranchus fasciatus 1/-
Dermatobranchus sp. 8 1/-
Dermatobranchus tuberculatus 1/-
Discodoris lilacina 1/-
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 3/11
Facelina bourailli -/1
Glossodoris sp. 5 1/-
Glossodoris rufomarginata 4/1
Glossodoris vespa 1/-
Goniobranchus albonares 1/-
Goniobranchus geometricus 1/3
Goniobranchus sp. 7 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 3/-
Halgerda albocristata -/1
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/-
Hypselodoris godeffroyana 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 7/4
Hypselodoris maritima 1/-
Hypselodoris obscura -/2
Hypselodoris sp. 3 1/-
Mariaglaja inornata 1/1
Phyllidia ocellata 1/-
Phyllidiella annulata -/1
Phyllidiella lizae -/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/1
Phyllidiopsis burni 1/-
Tambja morosa 1/-
Tambja tenuilineata -/1
Tambja victoriae -/1
Tenellia melanobrachia 2/-
Thorunna daniellae 1/-
Thuridilla carlsoni 2/4
Thuridilla splendens 2/2
Tylodina corticalis -/2
Tyrannodoris luteolineata 1/-
Verconia norba 2/-
Verconia sp. 2 -/1

The back seat of our ride...heading out

Substrate

Thuridilla splendens

Chromodoris elisabethina

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Hypselodoris jacksoni trio

Aegires flores

Verconia norba

Phyllidiopsis burni 

Tyrannodoris luteolineata 

Tenellia melanobrachia

Chromodoris strigata

Goniobranchus sp. 7

Tambja morosa

Hypselodoris maritima

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Dermatobranchus sp. 8

Surface conditions

Hypselodoris obscura

Cadlinella ornatissima

Tambja tenuilineata

Cratena lineata

Goniobranchus conchyliatus

Goniobranchus geometricus

Bornella anguilla

Tylodina corticalis

Thuridilla splendens 5 mm juvenile

Thuridilla carlsoni

Facelina bourailli

Tambja victoriae (circled)

Aegires flores

Ardeadoris angustolutea

Berthella martensi

Bulbaeolidia alba

Discodoris lilacina

Goniobranchus sp. 7

Goniobranchus geometricus

Halgerda albocristata 

Hypselodoris godeffroyana

Hypselodoris sp. 3

Thuridilla carlsoni

Goniobranchus geometricus 
Chromodoris striatella

Dermatobranchus fasciatus

Verconia sp. 2

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Tylodina corticalis


Chromodoris elisabethina

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Phyllidia annulata

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Hypselodoris godeffroyana

Ardeadoris rubroannulata

Tyrannodoris luteolineata


Chromodoris strigata