Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Species List: 08-01-2020, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

25 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 08-01-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary and Rach of 200 minutes. Maximum depth 5.7m, 27 C water temperature and up to 8 m viz.

Nothing like an early morning summer dive! The water clarity continues to be quite good. After comparing one of the shells with a Haminoeidae paper it appears to be a Diniatys dentifer shell. I wonder how many I have found before...

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -1
Dermatobranchus sp. 12 -1
Doto sp. 6 -14
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
Facelina sp. 3 -1
Facelina sp. 11 -1
Flabellina lotos -2
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -1
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniobranchus decorus -2
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -14
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -3
Hypselodoris jacksoni -2
* Hypselodoris obscura -17
Hypselodoris roo -1
Niparaya sp. 12 -2
Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Retusa iredaleana -2
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -2
Trapania aurata -1

Early morning entry

Ready to drop

Thuridilla carlsoni

Hypselodoris obscura


Hypselodoris obscura 

Goniobranchus collingwoodi 


Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

Hypselodoris obscura

Hypselodoris roo 

Goniodoridella sp. 1 

Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum

Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum

Goniobranchus decorus

Niparaya sp. 12

Trapania aurata 

Rach shooting


Hypselodoris jacksoni second sighting

Goniobranchus splendidus

Doto sp. 6 

Roxaniella leucampyx shell

Facelina sp. 11

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Flabellina lotos

Goniobranchus geometricus 

Elysia sp. 11

Goniobranchus daphne

Facelina sp. 3

Facelina sp. 3

Retusa iredaleana

Goniobranchus decorus 

Dermatobranchus sp. 12 

Eubranchus sp. 10