Monday, June 8, 2020

Species List: 07-06-2020, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

20 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 07-06-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Tracey, Harvey, Fran and Nevar of 200 minutes. Maximum depth 6.4 m, 21 C water temperature up to 15 m viz.

We haven't dived Toilet Block for a little while and thought we should have a go. After the big flush life is returning. Some very interesting nudibranchs were recorded! There are two new species. Gymnodoris sp. 26 is separated because it has red tipped gills. Elysia sp. 29 was about 2-3 mm and different from all the other ones. Great to see Tenellia sibogae great day out with some of the cleanest water I have seen in this magnificent river!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Aglaja fulvipunctata -1
Cratena lineata -10
Elysia sp. 29 -1 NEW SPECIES
Ercolania sp. 2 -2
Facelina sp. 3 -1
Flabellina lotos -51
Flabellina sp. 9 -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -4
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -164
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -2
Goniodoridella sp. 7 -3
Gymnodoris sp. 26 -1 NEW SPECIES
Liloa brevis shell -3
Myja sp. 1 -1
Placida kevinleei -1
Spurilla braziliana -4
Tenellia sibogae -2
Trapania brunnea -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -1
Unidentia sp. 4 -1

Early entry

Ready to go

Upon descending

Look what I found

Aglaja fulvipunctata

Flabellina lotos

On the hunt

Substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 1 x4

Liloa brevis

Liloa brevis

Facelina sp. 3

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Spurilla braziliana

Spurilla braziliana

Spurilla braziliana

Spurilla braziliana

Spurilla braziliana x3

Spurilla braziliana

Spurilla braziliana

Unidentia sp. 4

Trapania brunnea

Elysia sp. 29  NEW SPECIES

Elysia sp. 29  NEW SPECIES

Elysia sp. 29  NEW SPECIES

Elysia sp. 29  NEW SPECIES

Elysia sp. 29  NEW SPECIES

 Goniodoridella sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Substrate

Goniodoridella savignyi

Ercolania sp. 2

Ercolania sp. 2

Gymnodoris sp. 26

Placida kevinleei 

Substrate

Facelina sp. 3

Flabellina sp. 9

Aglaja fulvipunctata

Trapania brunnea

Goniodoridella sp. 7

Trapania brunnea

Cratena lineata

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Myja sp. 1

Spurilla braziliana

Tenellia sibogae