Thursday, January 2, 2020

Species List: 01-01-2020 Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

36 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 01-01-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, and Nevar of 241 minutes. Maximum depth 5.7 m, 27 C water temperature and up to 4 m viz.

As the summer holiday diving continues we continue to find new species. This time a white Niparaya sp. with black spots. Another great find was Limacia ornata.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -1
Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Carminodoris flammea -2
Colinatys sp. 1 -1
Colinatys sp. 2 -1
Costasiella usagi -1
Cratena lineata -7
Doto sp. 5 -11
Eubranchus sp. 10 -2
Facelina sp. 3 -2
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina sp. 9 -1 (Second animal found)
Goniobranchus daphne -9
Goniobranchus decorus -2
Goniobranchus geometricus -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -4
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -10
Goniodoridella sp. 7 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Haminoea sp. shell -2
* Hypselodoris obscura -13
Hypselodoris roo -1
Limacia ornata -1
Niparaya sp. 12 -1
Niparaya sp. 14 -1 NEW SPECIES
Philinopsis speciosa -3
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Retusa sp. 5 shell -3
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 29 -4
Tenellia sp. 44 -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -5
Tornatina sp. 1 -1

Entry

Ready to go

Doto sp. 5

Thuridilla carlsoni 

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell

Colinatys sp. 2

Hypselodoris obscura

Hypselodoris obscura

Cratena lineata

Bulbaeolidia alba

Flabellina sp. 9  (Second animal found)

Goniodoridella sp. 7 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Haminoea sp. shell 

Thuridilla carlsoni

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Eubranchus sp. 10

Substrate

Cratena lineata

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Carminodoris flammea

Limacia ornata

Limacia ornata

Facelina sp. 3

Facelina sp. 3

Goniobranchus daphne 

Facelina sp. 11

Substrate

Tenellia sp. 29 and 2 Goniobranchus decorus 

Goniobranchus decorus 

Aceol flatworm

Niparaya sp. 12

Niparaya sp. 12

Facelina sp. 11

Philinopsis speciosa

Atys semistriatus shell 

Tenellia sp. 24

Tenellia sp. 23

Tenellia sp. 29

Philinopsis speciosa 

Tenellia sp. 44

Niparaya sp. 14  NEW SPECIES

Niparaya sp. 14  NEW SPECIES

Niparaya sp. 14  NEW SPECIES

Colinatys sp. 1

Colinatys sp. 1

Costasiella usagi 

Haminoea sp. shell 

Goniodoridella savignyi

Hypselodoris roo

Philinopsis speciosa and Niparaya sp. 12

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Gymnodoris sp. 10