Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Species List: 04-11-2020, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

37 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 04-11-2020.

A single night shore entry dive Gary, David and Harvey of 243 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 23 C water temperature, 6+ m viz.

With a 1.3 m tidal flow we thought a night dive at Toilet Block was a goer. Once we got out into the channel the current really picked up. Some amazing species were recorded tonight including Okenia plana what a great find and 3 animals were found on scollop weed. The last time recorded was July 2003. A small orange Dorid with distinct markings was also recorded. Recording Berthella stellata again was a treat. A big surprise was only finding one Goniodoridella sp. 1. Three new species and another new record for the river. Another epic dive in the river!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Aglaja fulvipunctata -1
Anteaeolidiella ireneae -2
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Berthella stellata -1
Cratena lineata -6
Dendrodoris arborescens -1
Dendrodoris atromaculata -1
Dendrodoris nigra -1
Dendrodoris sp. 9 -1 NEW SPECIES
Elysia sp. 29 -1 
Facelina sp. 3 -30
Facelina sp. 12 -1
Flabellina lotos -6
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Hydatina physis -6
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Okenia plana -3 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Rostanga sp. 1 -3
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Phyllaplysia lafonti -1
Pleurobranchaea sp. 1 -1
Pleurobranchus sp. 1 -1 NEW SPECIES
Pleurobranchus peronii -1
Plocamopherus ceylonicus -1
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 -1
Polycera sp. 1 -1
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -3
Spurilla braziliana -3
Tenellia sp. 44 -4
Tenellia sp. 69 -2
Thordisa sp. 4 -1 NEW SPECIES
Unidentia sp. 1 -1
Unidentia sp. 2 -2
Unidentia sp. 3 -1

Evening entry

Ready

Rostanga sp. 1

Facelina sp. 3

Berthella stellata

Spurilla braziliana

Flatworm

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 3 

Spurilla braziliana

Worm

Hypselodoris obscura

Polycera sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 2

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Dendrodoris atromaculata

Dendrodoris nigra 

Dendrodoris sp. 9  NEW SPECIES

Bulbaeolidia alba

Rostanga sp. 1

Hydatina physis

Flatworm

Pleurobranchaea sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 69

Cratena lineata

Elysia sp. 29

Pruvotfolia sp. 1 

Spurilla braziliana

Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Hydatina physis

Goniodoridella savignyi

Thordisa sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Thordisa sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Goniobranchus daphne

Phyllaplysia lafonti 

Okenia plana  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER vx2

Okenia plana  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Thordisa sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Thordisa sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Okenia plana  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Pleurobranchus sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Pleurobranchus sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Pleurobranchus sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Okenia plana  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER x3

Okenia plana  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Okenia plana  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Bulbaeolidia alba

Facelina sp. 3

Rostanga sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Spurilla braziliana

Polycera sp. 1

Dendrodoris atromaculata

Okenia plana

Pleurobranchaea sp. 1

Elysia sp. 29 

Pruvotfolia sp. 1

Aglaja fulvipunctat

Pleurobranchus peronii

Thordisa sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Pleurobranchus sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Facelina sp. 12 x2

Facelina sp. 12

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Okenia plana  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Dendrodoris arborescens

Pruvotfolia sp. 1

Elysia sp. 29

Goniobranchus daphne

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Facelina sp. 3 fluorescent lighting

Facelina sp. 3 fluorescent lighting

Rostanga sp. 1

Hydatina physis

Tenellia sp. 44