Sunday, September 6, 2020

Species List: 05-09-2020, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

39 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 02-09-2020.

A single shore entry dive Gary, David, Fran and Nevar of 245 minutes. Harvey and Tracey went to the right. This dive is full coverage of Rotunda. Maximum depth 5.2 m, 21 C water temperature, up to 8 m viz. 

Today was my birthday and what a surprise! David sculpt a large Goniodoridella sp. 1 and inserted it into the bottom where is will stay. He drove from Brissie the night before to do the deed! Thank you David. Another new species Sakuraeolis sp. 1 similar to Sakuraeolis nungunoides. 430 species for the river! 5 species of Elysia was great. A great list showcasing the diversity of Rotunda.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Anteaeolidiella cacaotica -1
Aplysia extraordiaria -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -5
Costasiella kuroshimae -6
Cratena lineata -10
Cylichnatys campanula shell -1
Elysia coodgeensis -1
Elysia sp. 5 -1
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Elysia sp. 17 -1
Elysia sp. 18 -1 
Facelina sp. 3 -1
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina lotos -11
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -12
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -21
Hallaxa iju -1
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -9
Liloa brevis shell -2
Philinopsis speciosa -2
Placida kevinleei -1
Plocamopherus ceylonicus -1
Pleurobranchus peronii -1
Polycera melanosticta -1
Polycera sp. 1 -3
Retusa amphizosta shell -1
Retusa sp. 6 shell -2
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -1
Sakuraeolis sp. 1 -1 NEW SPECIES
Spurilla braziliana -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Tenellia sp. 66 -2
Trapania palmula -1
* Unidentia sp. 1 -26
Unidentia sp. 2 -12
Unidentia sp. 3 -7
Unidentia sp. 5 -1 

Entry

David ready

The Drop-off

Substrate

Substrate

Searching

Unidentia sp. 1 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Cylichnatys campanula

Liloa brevis

Retusa amphizosta

Anteaeolidiella cacaotica

Roxaniella leucampyx

Hypselodoris obscura 

Unidentia sp. 2 

Unidentia sp. 2

Hypselodoris obscura 

Liloa brevis

Aplysia extraordiaria 

Sakuraeolis sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Sakuraeolis sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Aplysia extraordiaria 

Costasiella kuroshimae

Costasiella kuroshimae

Bulbaeolidia alba

Facelina sp. 3

Flabellina lotos

Hypselodoris obscura

Flabellina lotos x2

Elysia coodgeensis

Elysia sp. 11

Facelina sp. 11

Goniodoridella sp. 1 pair

Costasiella kuroshimae

Retusa sp. 6

Tenellia sp. 66

Spurilla braziliana

Philinopsis speciosa

River sculture

Pleurobranchus peronii 

Goniodoridella savignyi

Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Elysia sp. 17

Flabellina lotos

Elysia sp. 11

Flatworm

Hallaxa iju 

Substrate

Haminoea sp. 19

Sakuraeolis sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Trapania palmula

Thanks David you made my day!

Look a birthday present!

Cratena lineata

Tenellia sp. 23

Polycera sp. 1 

Facelina sp. 11

Polycera sp. 1 x2

Polycera sp. 1 

Placida kevinleei 

Elysia sp. 18

Costasiella kuroshimae

Trapania palmula 

Bulbaeolidia alba

Unidentia sp. 2

Goniobranchus decorus 

Polycera melanosticta 

Sakuraeolis sp. 1  NEW SPECIES