Sunday, October 4, 2020

Species List: 02-10-2020, Fish Cage up river, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

45 species sighted at Fish Cage up river, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 02-10-2020.

A single shore entry dive Gary, Tracey and Harvey of 250 minutes. Maximum depth 5.9 m, 21 C water temperature, 8+ m viz.

The end of week diving is about to begin. The current was a bit healthy for the first hour at 1.6 m. Recording Godiva quadricolor , 6 in an area about a square metre is impressive. A hand-sized Pleurobranchus weberi was also recorded. For me finding a 1-2 mm juvenile Placida kevinleei with no developed rhinophores. This was another epic one. 45 species and some crackers! Another new species fore the river with Small bicolor yet again, more river magic.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -2
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Costasiella kuroshimae -3
Cratena lineata -9
Dendrodoris denisoni -1
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -4
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina lotos -8
Godiva quadricolor -6
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniobranchus decorus -3
Goniobranchus geometricus -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -17
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -35
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 9 -2
Hallaxa iju -1
Haminoea sp. 17 shell -1
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -6
Hypselodoris roo -1
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -many young
Liloa brevis shell -3
Myja sp. 1 -2
Placida kevinleei -1
Pleurobranchus weberi -1
Pleurobranchus peronii -6
Plocamopherus ceylonicus -5
Polycera sp. 1 -2
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -2
Retusa sp. 6 shell -2
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -1
Samla bicolor  -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Tenellia sibogae -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -5
Tenellia sp. 24 -4
Tenellia sp. 32 -2
Tenellia sp. 44 -1
Tenellia sp. 48 -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -18
Unidentia sp. 2 -25
Unidentia sp. 3 -14
Unidentia sp. 4 -1
Unidentia sp. 14 -2

Early entry

Surface

Ready to go

Tenellia sp. 23

Cratena lineata

Eubranchus sp. 10 

Unidentia sp. 2

Retusa sp. 6

Tenellia sp. 24

Searching

Tenellia sp. 23 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

What?

Hallaxa iju

Hallaxa iju

Fish Cage

Tenellia sibogae

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 2

Retusa sp. 6 

Goniodoridella savignyi

Unidentia sp. 14

Liloa brevis

Facelina sp. 11

Unidentia sp. 1

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 14

Unidentia sp. 2

Costasiella kuroshimae

Costasiella kuroshimae

Unidentia sp. 2

Myja sp. 1

Myja sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Placida kevinleei juvenile

Placida kevinleei juvenile

Placida kevinleei juvenile with finger tip

Haminoea sp. 17

Goniodoridella sp. 9

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 4 

Unidentia sp. 2

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 4 

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniobranchus decorus

Substrate

Goniobranchus daphne

Tenellia sp. 23

Hypselodoris obscura

Big friend

Big friend

Atys semistriatus 

Retusa sp. 6 

Retusa amphizosta 

Atys semistriatus 

Snail with anemones on shell

Tenellia sp. 24

Godiva quadricolor

Godiva quadricolor



Godiva quadricolor

Godiva quadricolor pair

Bulbaeolidia alba

Facelina sp. 11

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Pleurobranchus weberi

Pleurobranchus weberi

Pruvotfolia sp. 1



Tenellia sp. 24

Tenellia sp. 32

Tenellia sp. 24

Tenellia sp. 44

Dendrodoris denisoni

Polycera sp. 1

Samla bicolor   NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Goniodoridella sp. 6 

Pleurobranchus weberi

Goniobranchus geometricus

Goniobranchus decorus

Hypselodoris roo