Saturday, January 4, 2020

Species List: 02-01-2020, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

31 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 02-01-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran and Nevar of 261 minutes. Maximum depth 6.4 m, 27 C water temperature and up to 4 m viz.

Summer must be here this dive had 27C water temp, great! My highlight was witnessing a Sakuraeolis nungunoides being attacked by two Gymnodoris sp. 10.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -
Colinatys sp. 2 -1
Dendrodoris arborescens -1
Dendrodoris fumata -1
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -1
Doto sp. 6 -8
Elysia coodgeensis -1
Facelina sp. 3 -2
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -2
Goniobranchus daphne -7
Goniobranchus decorus -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -15
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -6
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 24 -1
Hallaxa iju -1
Hypselodoris obscura -11
Hypselodoris whitei -1
Myja longicornis -3
Niparaya sp. 13 -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -2
Pteraeolidia semperi -9
Retusa sp. 5 shell -2
Tenellia sibogae -1
Tenellia sp. 29 -1
Tornatina sp. shell 1 -1
Trapania brunnea -2
Verconia simplex -1

Entry

Ready to go

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Doto sp. 6

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Pteraeolidia semperi 

Niparaya sp. 13

Trapania brunnea

Hypselodoris obscura

Phyllodesmium opalescens 

Substarte

Fran searching

Dendrodoris fumata

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Myja longicornis

Goniodoridella savignyi

Hypselodoris whitei 

Goniobranchus daphne

Dendrodoris arborescens

Hallaxa iju 

Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Gymnodoris sp. 24

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Substrate

Goniobranchus decorus

Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum

Tenellia sibogae 

Facelina sp. 3

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Verconia simplex 

Colinatys sp. 2 

Philinopsis falciphallus

Myja longicornis

Sakuraeolis nungunoides was being attacked by two Gymnodoris sp. 10

Sakuraeolis nungunoides was being attacked by two Gymnodoris sp. 10

Sakuraeolis nungunoides was being attacked by two Gymnodoris sp. 10