Saturday, December 28, 2019

Species List: 27-12-2019, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

29 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 27-12-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, Nevar, Tracey and Harvey of 243 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8m, 26 C water temperature and up to 3 m viz.

Summer keeps rolling along and so do we, in search of that newest species! Not today and it seems like of late species have been on the decline. The viz has finally dropped off to max 3 m.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -2
Atys semistriatus shell -1
Colpodaspis sp. 1 -2
Costasiella kuroshimae -1
Cratena lineata -7
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -1
* Doto sp. 5 -17
Eubranchus sp. 10 -2
Facelina sp. 11 -1
Flabellina lotos -3
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -1
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniobranchus decorus -2
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -17
Gymnodoris amakusana -1
Gymnodoris sp. 13 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 19 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -2
Hypselodoris obscura -20
Hypselodoris roo -1
Julia exquisita -1
Polycera sp. 1 -1
Pteraeolidia semperi  -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Thuridilla carlsoni -2
Unidentia sp. 4 -2
Unidentia sp. 9 -1

Entry

Ready to go

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniobranchus daphne

Atys semistriatus shell

Goniobranchus collingwoodi feeding

Cratena lineata

Thuridilla carlsoni

Gymnodoris sp. 13

Polycera sp. 1 

Flabellina lotos

Substrate

Substrate

Gymnodoris sp. 19

Hypselodoris roo

Goniobranchus geometricus

Doto sp. 5

Eubranchus sp. 10 

Hypselodoris obscura slime

Unidentia sp. 4

Gymnodoris amakusana 

Dermatobranchus sp. 7 

Costasiella kuroshimae 

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell

Tenellia sp. 23 

Gymnodoris sp. 22 mating

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Turbellarian

Doto sp. 5 

Doto sp. 5 

Pteraeolidia semperi 

Julia exquisita

Facelina sp. 11