Sunday, November 15, 2020

Species List: 14-11-2020, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 41 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 14-11-2020.

A single shore entry afternoon come night dive Gary, Tracey and Harvey of 230 minutes. Maximum depth 6.0 m, 24-25 C water temperature, up to 3 m viz.

The river beckoned! Afternoon to night. But, a nasty northerly was blowing right up the river which was a 1.7 m tidal flow. When we got in 3 hours before high tide the current was like a 2.2 and ripping! A new Haloa sp. was found after collecting the Siphopteron sp. 1 and Okenia sp. 7, it was 1 mm long! Okenia sp. 7 was only the second animals of this species recorded here. Nice to see! It was also nice to see Siphopteron sp. 1 again as well as Siphopteron makisig. Great dive!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Aglaja fulvipunctata -1
Atys semistriatus -2
Costasiella kuroshimae -1
Cratena lineata -1
Doto sp. 3 -3
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -4
Flabellina lotos -6
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniobranchus geometricus -4
Goniobranchus setoensis -3
* Goniodoridella savignyi -10
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -8
Goniodoridella sp. 12 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 19 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 20 -4
Haloa sp. 1 -1 NEW SPECIES
Hydatina physis -2
Hypslodoris emma -1
Hypselodoris obscura -9
Kabeiro christianae -4
Liloa brevis shell -2
Madrella sanguinea -1 NEW SPECIES FOR RIVER
Myja sp. 1 -2
Okenia sp. 2 -1 SECOND ANIMAL RECORDED
Pleurobranchus weberi -1
Plocamopherus ceylonicus -2
Polycera sp. 1 -2
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Siphopteron makisig -1
Siphopteron sp. 1 -1
Tenellia sibogae -11
Tenellia sp. 23 -7
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 44 -1
Trapania brunnea -1
Trapania euryeia -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -17
Unidentia sp. 3 -3
Unidentia sp. 4 -2

Afternoon entry

Substrate

Tenellia sibogae

Tenellia sibogae x3

Tenellia sibogae x3

Kabeiro christianae

Hydatina physis

Polycera sp. 1

Substrate

Flabellina lotos x2

Liloa brevis

Goniobranchus daphne

Eubranchus sp. 10

Doto sp. 3 

Trapania euryeia

Trapania euryeia

Tenellia sp. 23 x2

Flabellina lotos

Hypselodoris obscura mating

Gymnodoris sp. 19

Goniodoridella savignyi

Unidentia sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 23

Flabellina lotos

Elysia sp. 11

Gymnodoris sp. 20

Siphopteron sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 4

Unidentia sp. 1 

Tenellia sp. 44

Myja sp. 1

Kabeiro christianae

Okenia sp. 2  SECOND ANIMAL RECORDED

Kabeiro christianae

Tenellia sp. 24

Hydatina physis

Flabellina lotos

Liloa brevis

Retusa sp. 6

Hydatina physis

Eubranchus sp. 10

Okenia sp. 2  SECOND ANIMAL RECORDED

Siphopteron sp. 1

Haloa sp. 1   NEW SPECIES

Hydatina physis

Goniobranchus daphne

Gymnodoris sp. 10 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Gymnodoris sp. 20

Goniobranchus setoensis

Eubranchus sp. 10

Aglaja fulvipunctata

Madrella sanguinea  NEW SPECIES FOR RIVER

Plocamopherus ceylonicus 

Pleurobranchus weberi

Goniobranchus geometricus

Trapania brunnea 

Doto sp. 3 x2

Pleurobranchus weberi

Goniobranchus setoensis

Hypslodoris emma

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniodoridella savignyi and Goniodoridella sp. 12

Kabeiro christianae

Atys semistriatus

Goniobranchus geometricus

Siphopteron makisig

Cratena lineata

River aliens