Thursday, October 10, 2019

Species List: 09-10-2019, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

26 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 09-10-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, David and Chris of 155 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 22 C water temperature and up to 8 m viz.

We decided to drift up river to the Casuarina tree and try to find a couple of species Fran had found. We did manage to find Mexichromis trilineata. Finding a 6 mm Okenia liklik was a good find as well. At the end of the dive we found a red spotted Gymnodoris with round gills, another New Species. Colinatys sp. 1 was found after viewing the photo in front of a Flatworm.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Colinatys sp. 1 -1
Cratena lineata -14
Cratena simba -3
Cratena sp. 3 -1
Favorinus sp. 1 -1
Doto sp. 6 -8
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Favorinus sp. 1 -3
Flabellina lotos -12
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniobranchus decorus -2
* Goniodoridella savignyi -25
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -15
Gymnodoris sp. 23 -1 NEW SPECIES
Haminoea sp. shell -1
Hydatina physis -1
Hypselodoris obscura -5
Mexichromis trilineata -1
Okenia liklik -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -12
Tenellia sp. 50 -1
Unidentia sp. 2 -2
Unidentia sp. 4 -8
Unidentia sp. 8 -2

Entry

Ready to go

Substrate

Thuridilla carlsoni 

Doto sp. 6

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella savignyi

Cratena lineata

Unidentia sp. 4

Flabellina lotos

Goniobranchus daphne 

Flabellina lotos

Doto sp. 6

Tenellia sp. 50 

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 4 

Facelina bourailli

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Cratena sp. 3 

Cratena sp. 3 

Mexichromis trilineata 

David posing

Elysia sp. 11

Hypselodoris obscura 

Thuridilla carlsoni

Unidentia sp. 4

Thuridilla carlsoni

Okenia liklik

 Okenia liklik

Cratena simba

Unidentia sp. 2

Unidentia sp. 2

Goniobranchus decorus

Bulbaeolidia alba

Hydatina physis shell

Unidentia sp. 8 

Goniobranchus decorus

Doto sp. 6

Unidentia sp. 8 

Flatworm

Haminoea sp. shell

Hypselodoris obscura 

Favorinus sp. 1 

Unidentia sp. 8

Hypselodoris obscura

Favorinus sp. 1 

Gymnodoris sp. 23  NEW SPECIES

Mexichromis trilineata 

Colinatys sp. 1