Sunday, November 29, 2020

Species List: 28-11-2020, Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

44 species sighted at Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 28-11-2020.

A single avo come night shore entry dive Gary, Tracey and Harvey of 301 minutes. Maximum depth 5.4 m, 25 C water temperature, 6 m viz.

Firstly congratulations to Tracey for Joining the 'River 300 Club' and for Harvey's longest dive to date! Finding 2 more Goniodoridella sp. 3 was quite exciting. A new Doto sp. 4 was recorded. Exciting to me was recording Okenia plana, Philinopsis falciphallus and Phyllaplysia lafonti again.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Aglaja fulvipunctata -3
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Colinatys sp. 1 -1
Costasiella kuroshimae -2
Cratena lineata -4
Doto sp. 4 -2 
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Flabellina lotos -3
Goniobranchus albonares -1
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniobranchus geometricus -6
Goniobranchus setoensis -7
Goniodoridella savignyi -18
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -31
Goniodoridella sp. 3 -2
Goniodoridella sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris amakusana -1
Gymnodoris sp. 4 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 19 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 20 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 21 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -6
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -3
Liloa brevis shell -2
Mnestia sp. 1 shell -1 Live -2
Niparaya sp. 3 -1
Niparaya sp. 11 -4
Niparaya sp. 18 -1
Niparaya sp. 21 -1
Niparaya sp. 26 -1
Niparaya sp. 27 -1 NEW SPECIES
Okenia plana -2
Philinopsis falciphallus -2
Phyllaplysia lafonti -1
Polycera sp. 1  -4
Tenellia sp. 23 -8
Tenellia sp. 24 -3
Tenellia sp. 44 -2
Tenellia sp. 47 -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -24
Unidentia sp. 4 -1
Unidentia sp. 8 -2

Entry

Surface

Ready

Unidentia sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 23

Unidentia sp. 8

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 1



Goniodoridella sp. 10

Substrate

Substrate

Mnestia sp. 1

Costasiella kuroshimae

Niparaya sp. 11

Goniodoridella savignyi with Tenellia sp. 47 going out of frame left

Goniodoridella sp. 3 

Tenellia sp. 24 

Tenellia sp. 23

Bulbaeolidia alba

Goniodoridella sp. 1 x2

Cratena lineata

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura x2

Niparaya sp. 11

Hypselodoris obscura feeding

Hypselodoris obscura feeding

Substrate

Goniobranchus daphne 

Philinopsis falciphallus

Unidentia sp. 4

Mnestia sp. 1 

Hypsewlodoris obscura juvenile

Niparaya sp. 26

Flabellina lotos

Polycera sp. 1 x2

Channel marked

Unidentia sp. 1 x2

Goniobranchus geometricus

Doto sp. 7  NEW SPECIES

Doto sp. 7  NEW SPECIES

Okenia plana

Phyllaplysia lafonti 

Niparaya sp. 11

Goniobranchus geometricus

Goniobranchus albonares

Aglaja fulvipunctata 

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Aglaja fulvipunctata

Elysia sp. 11

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Dark shoot

Okenia plana 

Tenellia sp. 44

Facelina bourailli

Phyllaplysia lafonti

Gymnodoris amakusana

Gymnodoris sp. 20

Goniobranchus albonares

Goniodoridella sp. 3

Doto sp. 4

Niparaya sp. 27  NEW SPECIES

Okenia plana