Monday, October 12, 2020

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

 44 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 10-10-2020.

A single shore entry dive Gary, Tracey, Harvey - Fran and Nevar of 283 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 23 C water temperature, 6+ m viz.

Summer must be on its way the water temp was 23C. Fran and Nevar went right while we went left. Lots of Nudibranchs were found today! Seeing Phyllodesmium opalescens again is fantastic as this genus was wiped out during the big flush. Also back were a few Colpodaspis sp. 2. Scerodoris sp. 11 another new species!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus shell -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -2
Colpodaspis sp. 2 -6
Costasiella kuroshimae -4
Cratena lineata -1
Doto sp. 6 -2
Elysia sp. 25 -1
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -4
Flabellina lotos -12
Godiva quadricolor -12
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniobranchus decorus -5
Goniodoridella savignyi -8
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -20
Gymnodoris sp. 20 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -5
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -1
Liloa brevis shell -3
Limacia ornata -2
Lomanotus sp. 2 -1
Niparaya sp. 18 -2
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Pleurobranchus peronii -2
Pleurobranchus weberi juvenile -1
Plocamopherus ceylonicus -1
Polycera sp. 1 -5
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -2
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -1
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -1
Sclerodoris sp. 11 -1 NEW SPECIES
Tenellia sibogae -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 44 -7
Tenellia sp. 66 -4
Thuridilla carlsoni -2
Trapania brunnea -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -24
Unidentia sp. 2 -20
Unidentia sp. 3 -13
Unidentia sp. 4 -1


Entry

Drifting

Unidentia sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Tenellia sp. 66

Unidentia sp. 3

Flatworm

Polycera sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 23

Liloa brevis

Lamellaria

Pleurobranchus peronii

Plocamopherus ceylonicus 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Costasiella kuroshimae

Retusa sp. 6 

Substrate

Eubranchus sp. 3

Godiva quadricolor

Elysia sp. 25

Tenellia sp. 44

Niparaya sp. 18

Goniodoridella savignyi

Substrate

Colpodaspis sp. 2 

Tenellia sp. 44 x2

Colpodaspis sp. 2 

Flabellina lotos

Roxaniella leucampyx 

Retusa amphizosta

Retusa amphizosta

Godiva quadricolor

Goniodoridella savignyi

Colpodaspis sp. 2

Godiva quadricolor

Polycera sp. 1 x4

Eubranchus sp. 10

Tenellia sp. 24

Godiva quadricolor

Lomanotus sp. 2

Lomanotus sp. 2

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Searching

Colpodaspis sp. 2

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Hypselodoris obscura

A friend

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Cratena lineata

Sclerodoris sp. 11  NEW SPECIES

Atys semistriatus 

Trapania brunnea