Sunday, January 12, 2020

Species List: 11-01-2020, 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. 11-01-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran and Nevar of 179 minutes. Maximum depth 5.9m, 27 C water temperature and up to 6 m viz.

Yet again another summer dive. Count a little low but some nice finds, including Facelina bourailli, Hypselodoris jacksoni, Placida kevinleei, Myja longicornis and Julia exquisita.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -1
Atys sp. shell -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cratena lineata -1
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -3
* Doto sp. 6 -15
Elysia sp. 11 -2
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 3 -1
Facelina sp. 11 -1
Flabellina lotos -1
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniobranchus geometricus -3
Goniobranchus verrieri juvenile -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -11
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -2
Haminoea sp. shell -2
Hypselodoris jacksoni -1
Hypselodoris obscura -15
Myja longicornis -1
Julia exquisita -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Placida kevinleei -2
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Retusa waughiana shell -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -2
Thuridilla carlsoni -2

Entry

Drifting

Substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 1 

Substrate

Elysia sp. 11

Elysia sp. 11

Hypselodoris obscura

Thuridilla carlsoni

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Goniobranchus verrieri juvenile 

Placida kevinleei 

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Hypselodoris obscura

Roxaniella leucampyx shell

Hypselodoris saintvincentius ?
Waiting for Bob Burn confirmation

Hypselodoris obscura 

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Doto sp. 6 

Doto sp. 6 

A friend

Goniobranchus geometricus 

Retusa waughiana shell 

Myja longicornis

Myja longicornis

Goniobranchus daphne 

Flabellina lotos

Facelina sp. 3 

Atys semistriatus shell

Substrate

Julia exquisita 

Atys sp. shell

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Haminoea sp. shell

Placida kevinleei

Roxaniella leucampyx shell

Cratena lineata

Gymnodoris sp. 22 

Goniodoridella savignyi

Bulbaeolidia alba

Facelina bourailli

Facelina sp. 11

Philinopsis falciphallus