Sunday, October 4, 2020

Species List: 03-10-2020, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

49 species sighted at Fish Cage to Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 02-10-2020.

A single shore entry dive Gary and David with Fran and Nevar for a while of 301 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 21 C water temperature, 8+ m viz.

Just when you thought your last dive was epic...wrong more epic ness was had today! 49 species. Nuff said! Finding Limacia ornata again was a great treat. As far as Nudibranch diversity in this fabulous river goes...what else is hiding there???

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Anteaeolidiella cacaotica -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -3
Costasiella kuroshimae -2
Cratena lineata -2
Dendrodoris nigra -1
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
Facelina bourailli -2
Facelina sp. 3 -1
Flabellina lotos -13
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniobranchus decorus -3
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -17
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -66
Goniodoridella sp. 3 -1
Goniodoris sp. 4 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 19 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 20 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -8
Hypselodoris whitei -1
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -1
Liloa brevis shell -2
Limacia ornata -1
Lomanotus sp. 1 -1
Niparaya sp. 4 -1
Niparaya sp. 11 -1
Okenia liklik -1
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Pleurobranchus peronii -1
Plocamopherus ceylonicus -5 
Plocamopherus tilesii -1
Polycera sp. 1 -2
Retusa amphizosta shell -1
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Rostanga sp. 1 -1
Spurilla braziliana -1
Tenellia sibogae -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -5
Tenellia sp. 24 -2
Tenellia sp. 32 -1
Tenellia sp. 44 -2
Tenellia sp. 47 -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -16
Unidentia sp. 2 -12
Unidentia sp. 3 -7
Unidentia sp. 4 -1
Unidentia sp. 14 -2 

Early entry

Ready

Fish Cage

Tenellia sibogae 

Unidentia sp. 14

Flatworm

Big snail tail



Niparaya sp. 4

Plocamopherus tilesii 

Plocamopherus tilesii 

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura

Bulbaeolidia alba

Hypselodoris obscura

Unidentia sp. 2

Unidentia sp. 2

Flabellina lotos 

Substrate

Costasiella kuroshimae

Goniobranchus decorus

Bulbaeolidia alba 

Searching

Substrate

Look up!

Facelina bourailli

Goniodoridella sp. 3

Goniodoridella sp. 3

Cratena lineata

Substrate

Retusa sp. 6

Tenellia sp. 47

Retusa amphizosta

Seal Rock

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 24

Unidentia sp. 14

Rostanga sp. 1

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Substrate and icon

Philinopsis speciosa 

Tenellia sp. 23

Substrate

Substrate

Polycera sp. 1

Liloa brevis

Lomanotus sp. 1

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniodoridella sp. 3

Okenia liklik

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Niparaya sp. 11

Goniodoris sp. 4

Gymnodoris sp. 20

Tenellia sp. 44

Unidentia sp. 4 

Hypselodoris whitei

Pleurobranchus peronii 

Dendrodoris nigra

Pleurobranchus peronii 

Goniobranchus geometricus

Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Lomanotus sp. 1

Tenellia sibogae

Tenellia sp. 32

Eubranchus sp. 10

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa

Gymnodoris sp. 19

Anteaeolidiella cacaotica

Gymnodoris sp. 10 

Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Plocamopherus ceylonicus