Monday, January 13, 2020

Species List: 12-01-2020, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

33 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 12-01-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran and Gail of 196 minutes. Maximum depth 6.7 m, 26 C water temperature and up to 6 m viz.

Summer seems to attract us to the river! Not a bad dive with two new species. A green Myja sp. with red lines on the body.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus -1
Atys sp. shell -1
Colpodaspis sp. 1 -1
Cratena lineata -1
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
Doto sp. 3 -3
* Doto sp. 6 -13
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus -1
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniobranchus geometricus -5
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -13
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -2
Hypselodoris obscura -17
Hypselodoris whitei -4
Hypselodoris zephyra -2
Jorunna parva -1
Jorunna sp. 6 -3
Myja longicornis -2
Myja sp. 1 -1 NEW SPECIES
Niparaya sp. 13 -3
Niparaya sp. 16 -1 NEW SPECIES
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Polycera sp. 1 -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -3
Retusa waughiana shell -2
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -4
Tornatina apicina shell -2

Entry

Ready to drift

Substrate

Jorunna sp. 6

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Fish Cage

Retusa waughiana shell 

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus 

Niparaya sp. 13 pale colour form

Niparaya sp. 13

Doto sp. 6

Hypselodoris whitei

Goniobranchus decorus

Thuridilla carlsoni

Substrate

Goniobranchus geometricus

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura pair

Hypselodoris obscura

Gymnodoris sp. 22 

Tornatina apicina shell

Niparaya sp. 13

Facelina sp. 11

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Hypselodoris obscura gills showing re-growth

Hypselodoris obscura 

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella savignyi

Doto sp. 3

Doto sp. 6

Substrate

Substrate

Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

Goniobranchus geometricus 

Goniobranchus geometricus 

Myja longicornis

Myja sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Myja sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Hypselodoris whitei

Hypselodoris zephyra 

Polycera sp. 1

Polycera sp. 1

Phyllodesmium opalescens 

Polycera sp. 1

Retusa waughiana shell

Atys semistriatus

Niparaya sp. 16  NEW SPECIES

Niparaya sp. 16  NEW SPECIES

Niparaya sp. 16  NEW SPECIES

Pteraeolidia semperi 

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa 

Jorunna parva

Jorunna sp. 6  - 3 animals

Niparaya sp. 13 

Niparaya sp. 13 anterior end showing eye spots

Cratena lineata