Monday, January 4, 2021

Species List: 02-01-2021, Fish Cage up river and down river, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

52 species sighted at Fish Cage up river and down river, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 02-01-2021.

A single shore entry night dive with Gary, David, Tracey and Harvey (Dived regular Fish Cage) of 241 minutes. Maximum depth 5.3 m, 26 C water temperature, up to 3 m viz.

Trying to get the most of what the river has to offer before more rains. There is still a huge amount of silt which is making the viz quite low (perfect for me!). With two teams covering the whole Fish Cage site our final list is impressive! Strange how all the Cratena lineata animals are all but gone. A couple of new species were recorded as well. Nice work Team! 

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count
 
Aglaja fulvipunctata -5
Atagema sp. 5 -1 NEW SPECIES
Atys semistriatus -23, shell -1
Atys sp. 8 shell -2
Cratena lineata -8
Dendrodoris arborescens -3
Dendrodoris nigra -2
Discodoris coerulescens -2
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
Doto sp. 3 -2
Eubranchus sp. 10 -8
Facelina sp. 7 -1
* Flabellina lotos -29
Godiva sp. 3 -1
Goniobranchus daphne -7
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniobranchus setoensis -5
Goniobranchus verrieri -2
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -19
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -7
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 28 -1
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -1
Hydatina physis -2
Hypselodoris obscura -7
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -many unborn
Liloa brevis shell -8
Limacia ornata -3
Mnestia sp. 1 -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -5
Philinopsis pilsbryi -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Plocamopherus pecoso -2
Retusa amphizosta -1, shell -3
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Rostanga sp. 1 -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -2
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -3
Sclerodoris sp. 12 -2 NEW SPECIES
Sebadoris fragilis -1
Tenellia sibogae -6
Tenellia sp. 23 -6
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 44 -1
Tenellia sp. 66 -2
Tenellia sp. 70 -8
Trapania brunnea -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -5
Unidentia sp. 3 -3
Unidentia sp. 4 -3
Unidentia sp. 14 -4
Verconia simplex -3

Evening entry

Ready

Making way

Retusa amphizosta

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Retusa amphizosta

Atagema sp. 5  NEW SPECIES

Liloa brevis

Goniodoridella sp. 1 

Liloa brevis

Flabellina lotos 

Tenellia sp. 24

Tenellia sp. 23

Unidentia sp. 1

Goniobranchus daphne

Unidentia sp. 3

Roxaniella leucampyx

Eubranchus sp. 10

Doto sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 3

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

damaged Verconia simplex

Limacia ornata x2

Flabellina lotos x2

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Rostanga sp. 1

Lamilaria sp. 
"This is a first record in Australia": - Bob Burn
Vent at the rear of the animals instead of front!

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Philinopsis falciphallus

Unidentia sp. 1 

Atys semistriatus

Eubranchus sp. 10

Cratena lineata

Tenellia sp. 70

Tenellia sp. 70

Tenellia sibogae

Cratena lineata

Tenellia sibogae  x4

Tenellia sp. 70

Liloa brevis

Atagema sp. 5  NEW SPECIES

Godiva sp. 3

Hydatina physis

Tenellia sp. 44

Atys semistriatus

Sclerodoris sp. 12  NEW SPECIES

Snail

Trapania brunnea

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Shrimp

Discodoris coerulescens

Flatworm

Philinopsis falciphallus

Goniobranchus verrieri

Aglaja fulvipunctata

Sclerodoris sp. 12  NEW SPECIES

Atagema sp. 5  NEW SPECIES

Roxaniella leucampyx

Hypselodoris obscura 

Tenellia sp. 66

Sakuraeolis nungunoides 

Limacia ornata 

Sclerodoris sp. 12  NEW SPECIES

Sclerodoris sp. 12  NEW SPECIES

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa 

Rostanga sp. 1

Discodoris coerulescens

Atys semistriatus 

Goniobranchus setoensis

Atagema sp. 5  NEW SPECIES

Atagema sp. 5  NEW SPECIES

Atagema sp. 5  NEW SPECIES

Hypselodoris obscura

Aglaja fulvipunctata 

Sclerodoris sp. 12  NEW SPECIES

Substrate

Substrate

Limacia ornata 

Sclerodoris sp. 12  NEW SPECIES

Sclerodoris sp. 12  NEW SPECIES

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

A freind

Philinopsis pilsbryi

Facelina sp. 7

Atys semistriatus

Dendrodoris nigra

Trapania brunnea