Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Species List: 25-06-2020, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

11 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 25-06-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Tracey and Harvey of 170 minutes. Maximum depth 5.0 m, 19 C water temperature up to 8 m viz.

Another river outing this time Toilet Block lots of rock turning and not that many species but some great finds never-the-less! Finding Siphopteron makisig is a real treat, no less swimming. A small rock bottom revealed a Knoutsodonta maugeansis with egg masses. Aeolids were the ones to see today.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Anteaeolidiella ireneae -4
Cratena lineata -21
Facelina sp. 3 -2
* Flabellina lotos -50
Flabellina sp. 9 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -37
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -1
Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile -1
Siphopteron makisig -1
Spurilla braziliana -2


Entry

Ready

Siphopteron makisig 

Siphopteron makisig 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Substrate

Searching

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Channel marker

Facelina sp. 3

Spurilla braziliana

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile 

Anteaeolidiella ireneae x2

Flabellina lotos

Knoutsodonta maugeansis and egg masses

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Facelina sp. 3

Cratena lineata

Substrate

Flabellina lotos

Searching

I see you...

Flabellina lotos

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Spurilla braziliana

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile

Flabellina sp. 9 

Spurilla braziliana