Friday, May 11, 2018

Species List: 10-05-2018, TJ's Boulders, off Currimundi, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

34 species sighted at TJ's Boulders, off Currimundi, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 10-05-2018

Julie, Terry, Gary and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 73 minute and 1 x 76 minute dives in water depths from 15 m to 20 m. 7 m viz (measured), 23 C water temp and some light surge.

Perfect surface conditions were enjoyed again. The visibility was down somewhat compared to the recent dives on the Gneering Shoals but this was to be expected. The water temperature has slipped lower by half a degree. A great cross section of slugs were sighted.

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

Ardeadoris carlsoni (juvenile) 1/-
Bornella anguilla -/1
Cadlinella ornatissima 1/-
Chromodoris elisabethina -/1
Chromodoris kuiteri -/2
Dermatobranchus fasciatus 1/-
Dermatobranchus oculus -/1
Dermatobranchus rodmani -/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 3/1
Facelina sp. 3 -/1
Favorinus sp. 1 2/-
Flabellina exoptata 3/1
Flabellina rubrolineata 5/2
Glossodoris vespa -/2
Goniobranchus daphne 1/-
Goniobranchus sp. 6 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 2/3
Goniodoridella savignyi 6/1
Gymnodoris sp. 9 -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni -/1
Hypselodoris obscura 1/1
Hypselodoris sagamiensis 1/1
Phyllidia ocellata 1/4
Phyllidia picta -/1
Phyllidia varicosa -/1
Phyllidiella lizae 3/3
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/4
Pleurolidia juliae 2/-
Pteraeolidia semperi 4/3
Sagaminopteron ornatum -/1
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum 1/-
* Tenellia sibogae 4/5
Tenellia sp. 6 -/2
Tenellia sp. 36 -/1

Flabellina exoptata

Favorinus sp. 1

Hypselodoris obscura

Dermatobranchus rodmani

Dermatobranchus oculus

Phyllidia varicosa

Goniobranchus splendidus

Cadlinella ornatissima

Dermatobranchus fasciatus

Glossodoris vespa

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Tenellia sibogae - a slime of five

Our ride

Pleurolidia juliae

Goniodoridella savignyi

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum


Pteraeolidia semperi

Ardeadoris carlsoni - juvenile - best guess

Surface conditions

Phyllidia ocellata

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Tenellia sp. 6


Phyllidia picta

Chromodoris kuiteri 

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Hypselodoris sagamiensis

Facelina sp. 3