Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Species List Coles Hole 19-06-2012

12 Species found at Coles Hole, 4-5 m viz, beautiful sunny winters day, light winds, single dive.
*most species found this dive

Aeolidiella alba 1
Chromodoris elisabethina 1 (9th photo)
Chromodoris kuiteri 1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 1 (1st photo)
Goniobranchus albonares 1 (5th photo)
Goniobranchus cf. verrieri 1 (2nd photo)
Hypselodoris jacksoni 1 (4th photo)
Hypselodoris zephyra 1 (3rd photo)
Phyllidia ocellata 1 (7th photo)
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2 (8th photo)
*Thuridilla carlsoni 3 (6th photo)
Thuridilla splendens 1

Species List Pt Tangalooma, Moreton Island 15-06-2012

12 Species found at Tangalooma Pt, Moreton Island on 15-06-2012, Beautiful sunny day, light winds, 3 m viz, 18 C water temp! Single dive dry suits! This dive we used sieves and sifted through the fine sand.

G_2695c = Japonacteon suturalis. A rather inflated individual
G_2698c = Japonacteon suturalis. A rather slender, juvenile individual
G_2712c = Our 509th species! Hamineoa crocata (Pease, 1860)
G_2716c = Austrocylichna sp. 1
G_2721c = Austrocylichna sp. 1
G_2727c = Ringicula sp. 1
G_2742 = Ringicula sp. 2
G_2760c = Retusa sp. 3. Our 510th species! spp of Retusa can have either raised or sunken spires
G_2767c = Acteocina sp. 1
G_2776c = One Acteocina sp. 1 plus four Austrocylichna sp. 1
G_2781c = All but one are Austrocylichna sp. 1. The different one is the one with the most extensively broken outer lip in the bottom row – that’s an Atys sp.
G_2787c = Philine cf. elegans
Cerberilla incola

CapBulw2-082w = Hamineoa crocata (Pease, 1860) Our 509th species! is from a previous dive at Bulwer Beach, Moreton Island a week prior.

*Thank you to Richard Willan for identifications.