Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Species List: 03-07-2018, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

15 species sighted at, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 03-07-2018.

A single shore entry dive by Gary and David of 158 minutes. Maximum depth 5.7 m, 20 C water temperature and maximum 10 m viz.

Excellent diving conditions were enjoyed on this river dive. Large numbers of Flabellina rubrolineata, Cratena lineata, Goniodoridella savignyi and Goniodoridella sp. 1 were recorded. The finding of two specimens of Sebadoris fragilis, under separate rocks, is worthy of note.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata -40+
Doto sp. 3 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
Facelina bourailli -1
* Flabellina rubrolineata -50+
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -25
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -23
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Hypselodoris obscura -3
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Sebadoris fragilis -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -2
Unidentia sp. 5 -13

Thuridilla carlsoni

Cratena lineata

Goniobranchus daphne

Pteraeolidia semperi

Goniodoridella savignyi

Sebadoris fragilis - large specimen

Flabellina rubrolineata - juvenile

Flabellina rubrolineata - mating pair - 
previously laid spawn in background

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Site entry


Sebadoris fragilis - smaller specimen

Sebadoris fragilis - ventral patterning

Hypselodoris obscura

Doto sp. 3 - unusual to find off its 
hydroid prey

Eubranchus sp. 10

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Unidentia sp. 5 - all small specimens

Tenellia sp. 23

Facelina bourailli