Monday, June 15, 2020

Species List: 14-06-2020, Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

36 species sighted at Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 14-06-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, David, Tracey, Harvey, Fran and Nevar of 300 minutes. Maximum depth 5.2 m, 22 C water temperature up to 5 m viz.

Every once in a while you go diving and along the way you think there isn't a lot happening...you get home review the records and get blown away! Two new species that are similar to ones we have but distinctively different. With a swell outside the fluff has drifted into the river thus the vis has dropped. Finding the Trapania miltabrancha again was a treat. The Cerberilla sp 1 was also a great find. Pruvotfolia sp. 1 was also recorded today another wonderful find. We have been separating the different Unidentia animals with distinctive features not matching others, then come along the first record of two different Unidentia species mating. Another great outing.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cerberilla sp. 1 -1
Cratena lineata -66
Cratena simba -1
Dendrodoris denisoni -1
Doto sp. 3 -4
Eubranchus sp. 3 -4
Facelina bourailli -2
Facelina sp. 4 -1
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina lotos -60
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -3
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -76
Goniodoridella sp. 7 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 9 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 10 -1 NEW SPECIES
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Haminoea sp. 16 shell -2
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Liloa brevis shell -4
Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile -1
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 -1
Retusa sp. 5 shell -4
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -3
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 47 -1
Trapania miltabrancha -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -53
Unidentia sp. 2 -2
Unidentia sp. 3 -24
Unidentia sp. 4 -1
Unidentia sp. 9 -2
Unidentia sp. 11 -1
Unidentia sp. 13 -1 NEW SPECIES

Entry

Drifting

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1

Trapania miltabrancha

Trapania miltabrancha

Trapania miltabrancha

Facelina sp. 4 

Unidentia sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 3

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 4

Unidentia sp. 3, Unidentia sp. 2 and Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 4

Unidentia sp. 1 pair

Haminoea sp. 16

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Eubranchus sp. 3

Eubranchus sp. 3

Flabellina lotos

Facelina bourailli

Unidentia sp. 4 mating with Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 4 mating with Unidentia sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 9

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniodoridella sp. 10  NEW SPECIES

Doto sp. 3

Searching

Tenellia sp. 47

Substrate

Goniodoridella savignyi

Tenellia sp. 23

Hypselodoris obscura feeding

Cratena lineata

Retusa sp. 5

A friend

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Retusa sp. 6

Unidentia sp. 13  NEW SPECIES

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile

Liloa brevis

Roxaniella leucampyx

Tenellia sp. 24

Tenellia sp. 24

Flabellina lotos

Cerberilla sp. 1

Trapania miltabrancha

Facelina sp. 11

Goniobranchus decorus

Pruvotfolia sp. 1

Pruvotfolia sp. 1

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Dendrodoris denisoni