Sunday, January 17, 2021

Species List: 16-01-2021, Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

27 species sighted at Rotunda, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 08-01-2021.

A single shore dive by Gary, David, Fran and Nevar of 202 minutes. Maximum depth 6.1 m, 27 C water temperature, up to 4 m viz.

After great water clarity another dive was in order. This time a little less vis. A new species of Philinopsis was recorded today, how exciting. Many large Flabellina lotos were found today as well. Goniobranchus verrieri and Hypselodoris whitei were great finds today as well.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus -1
Colpodaspis sp. 1 -7
Costasiella sp. 3 -1
Cratena lineata -5
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 11 -1
* Flabellina lotos -29
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniobranchus setoensis -2
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniobranchus verrieri -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -24
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -6
Hypselodoris whitei -1
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -2
Liloa brevis shell -4
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Philinopsis sp. 6 -2 NEW SPECIES
Retusa amphizosta -3
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -18
Unidentia sp. 14 -1

Sunny entry

Surface

Ready

Goniobranchus verrieri

Flabellina lotos

Eubranchus sp. 10

Flabellina lotos

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 1

Hypselodoris whitei

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Facelina sp. 11

Substrate

Liloa brevis

Unidentia sp. 14

Flatworm

Hypselodoris obscura

Liloa brevis

Flabellina lotos

Knoutsodonta maugeansis x2

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Substrate

Retusa amphizosta

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniobranchus geometricus

Goniobranchus daphne

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Shoot

Costasiella sp. 3

Costasiella sp. 3

Philinopsis sp. 6  NEW SPECIES

Philinopsis sp. 6  NEW SPECIES

Philinopsis sp. 6  NEW SPECIES

Costasiella sp. 3

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Retusa amphizosta

Retusa amphizosta

Philinopsis speciosa

Substrate

Substrate

Goniobranchus splendidus

Atys semistriatus

Flabellina lotos

Costasiella sp. 3

Costasiella sp. 3

Cratena lineata

Goniobranchus setoensis

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Philinopsis sp. 6  NEW SPECIES

The Icon

Eubranchus sp. 3

Facelina bourailli

Gymnodoris sp. 10