Monday, June 1, 2020

Species List: 31-05-2020, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

18 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 31-05-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran and Nevar of 146 minutes. Maximum depth 5.7 m, 22 C water temperature up to 10 m viz.

Sunday and the last day of autumn. The water was pretty clear today and Undentia species are most common. A new species was added to our list (actually first found on the 28th of May). This animal has annulate rhinophores different from the usual ones and the digestive organ is not smooth.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 8 shell -1
Cratena lineata -52
Doto sp. 3 -2
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Facelina sp. 14 -5 NEW SPECIES
Flabellina lotos -39
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -78
Goniodoridella sp. 7 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 8 -3
Haminoea sp. 17 shell -1
Liloa brevis shell -5
Retusa sp. 5 shell -1
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
* Unidentia sp. 1 -86
Unidentia sp. 2 -19
Unidentia sp. 3 -4
Unidentia sp. 4 -2

Entry

Substrate

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 1 

Flabellina lotos

Flabellina lotos pair

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Tenellia sp. 24

Searching

Goniodoridella sp. 8

Substrate

Atys sp. 8

Unidentia sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 3

Goniodoridella sp. 8

Goniodoridella sp. 1 pair

Goniodoridella sp. 7

Unidentia sp. 4

Unidentia sp. 3

Substrate

Facelina sp. 14  NEW SPECIES

Facelina sp. 14  NEW SPECIES

Flabellina lotos

Eubranchus sp. 3

Haminoea sp. 17

Facelina sp. 14  NEW SPECIES

Facelina sp. 14 egg mass  NEW SPECIES