Monday, December 2, 2019

Species List: 01-12-2019, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

51 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 01-12-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, Nevar, Tracey and Harvey of 241 minutes. Maximum depth 5.9 m, 25 C water temperature and up to 5 m viz.

The first day of summer what a great idea, let's go diving! Three of us went upriver while two went down river. As of interest were the two Philinopsis sp. 1, I am going to separate them because they are different but a little similar, this can't be a coincidence. Doto sp. 5 were in big numbers resting at the base of their hydroid. From under a rock was found a new record for the river, Thordisa tahala. But for me finding three Colpodaspis sp. 2 was great. And not to forget finding two Phyllodesmium undulatum on a red coral that used be home to a previous animal. Finding Mexichromis trilineata and Philinopsis orientalis were more great finds. We covered the Fish Cage site pretty well today. 51 finds, not a bad outing.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Anteaeolidiella ireneae -2
Atys semistriatus -2
Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -2
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Bulla sp. shell -1
Colpodaspis sp. 2 -3
Costasiella sp. 2 -1
Costasiella sp. 3 -1
Cratena lineata -2
* Doto sp. 5 -50+
Elysia sp. 18 -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Favorinus sp. 4 -1
Facelina sp. 7 -1
Flabellina lotos -1
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniobranchus decorus -4
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -12
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -28
Goniodoridella sp. 3 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -2
Gymnodoris amakusana -14
Gymnodoris sp. 13 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 19 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -1
Hallaxa iju -2
Hypselodoris obscura -10
Hypselodoris whitei -3
Hypselodoris zephyra -1
Julia exquisita -1
Mexichromis trilineata -1
Mnestia sp. 1 -1
Niparaya sp. 4 -1
Okenia liklik -2
Placida kevinleei -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -2
Philinopsis orientalis -1
Philinopsis sp. 4 -2 NEW SPECIES
Phyllaplysia lafonti -3
Phyllodesmium undulatum -2
Pteraeolidia semperi -2
Retusa sp. 5 shell -4
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 29 -1
Tenellia sp. 61 -1 NEW SPECIES
Thordisa tahala -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Thuridilla carlsoni -2
Trapania vitta -1

Entry

Making ready

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Phyllaplysia lafonti 

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniobranchus geometricus

Substrate

Goniobranchus decorus

Philinopsis sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Goniodoridella sp. 1 

Bulla sp. shell

Gymnodoris amakusana

Goniobranchus decorus

Hypselodoris obscura

Substrate

Placida kevinleei

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Costasiella sp. 3

Costasiella sp. 3

Costasiella sp. 3

Colpodaspis sp. 2

Colpodaspis sp. 2

Costasiella sp. 2

Gymnodoris amakusana

Colpodaspis sp. 2

Doto sp. 5

Doto sp. 5

Hypselodoris obscura

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Phyllodesmium undulatum

Philinopsis sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Philinopsis sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Okenia liklik

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell

Phyllodesmium undulatum

Gymnodoris sp. 19

Favorinus sp. 4 

Goniobranchus daphne

Hallaxa iju

Mnestia sp. 1

Atys semistriatus

Philinopsis falciphallus 

Thordisa tahala  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Thordisa tahala  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Fish Cage

Elysia sp. 18

Niparaya sp. 4 

Pteraeolidia semperi

Tenellia sp. 61  NEW SPECIES

Bulbaeolidia alba 

Facelina sp. 7

Julia exquisita

Okenia liklik

Goniodoridella sp. 3

 Hypselodoris zephyra

 Trapania vitta

Mexichromis trilineata 

Tenellia sp. 29 -1