Sunday, November 1, 2020

Species List: 31-10-2020, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

38 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 31-10-2020.

A single shore entry dive Gary, Fran and Nevar of 158 minutes. Maximum depth 5.6 m, 24 C water temperature, up to 6 m viz.

Since yesterdays dive the wind and swell have dirtied up the river a bit. A few Niparaya animals were recorded this morning. One had a black star on the rear dorsum, and because it does not match any of the other it will be a new one. A juvenile Pteraeolidia semperi was great to see again. Another treat was seeing Costasiella sp. 2 and Hallaxa iju. Goniodoridella savignyi still remains most popular.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba -3
Colpodaspis sp. 2 -1
Costasiella kuroshimae -5
Costasiella sp. 2 -1
Cratena lineata -7
Elysia sp. 11 -5
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -3
Flabellina lotos -7
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniobranchus setoensis -3
* Goniodoridella savignyi -50+
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -5
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 9 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 20 -1
Hallaxa iju -1
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Myja sp. 1 -2
Niparaya sp. 1 -5
Niparaya sp. 11 -2
Niparaya sp. 23 -1 NEW SPECIES
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -3
Polycera sp. 1 -16
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -6
Tenellia sp. 24 -2
Tenellia sp. 66 -3
Thuridilla carlsoni -2
Trapania brunnea -4
Unidentia sp. 1 -6
Unidentia sp. 2 -6
Unidentia sp. 3 -10

Early entry

Ready

Substrate

Bulbaeolidia alba

Unidentia sp. 3

Bulbaeolidia alba

Tenellia sp. 66

Polycera sp. 1 x2

Tenellia sp. 66

Niparaya sp. 11

Goniobranchus setoensis

Niparaya sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 3

Cratena lineata

Tenellia sp. 23

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Costasiella kuroshimae

Trapania brunnea

Elysia sp. 11

Niparaya sp. 11

Niparaya sp. 11

Eubranchus sp. 3

Tenellia sp. 24

Goniodoridella savignyi

Niparaya sp. 23  NEW SPECIES

Niparaya sp. 23  NEW SPECIES

Niparaya sp. 23  NEW SPECIES

Niparaya sp. 23  NEW SPECIES

Myja sp. 1 x2

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniodoridella sp. 9 

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Colpodaspis sp. 2

Eubranchus sp. 3

Polycera sp. 1

Costasiella sp. 2

Pteraeolidia semperi

Flatworm

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus daphne

Thuridilla carlsoni

Thuridilla carlsoni

Hallaxa iju 

Doto sp. 3

Facelina sp. 11 

Liloa brevis

Phyllodesmium opalescens x2

Knoutsodonta maugeansis 

Eubranchus sp. 10 x3

Hypselodoris obscura

Philinopsis speciosa

Gymnodoris sp. 20