Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Species List Flinders Reef east 21-08-2012

41 Species found at Flinders Reef east, Moreton Island, first dive at this 18m site,  light winds, 25m viz, nice diving! 20C water temp. 1st dive/2nd dive.
*most species found this outing.

Aegires citrinus /1
Bornella stellifer 1
**Chromodoris boucheti /1 Our 515th species!
Chromodoris burni 2/1
*Chromodoris elisabethina 6/4
Chromodoris lochi 1/2
Chromodoris sp. 2 1
Chromodoris strigata /1
Cratena cf. affinis /1
Cratena simba 1
Crimora edwardsi /1
Dendrodoris denisoni 1
Dermatobranchus rodmani 1
Doriprismatica atromarginata /1
Elysia sp. 5 /1
Elysia yaeyamana /1
Favorinus tsuruganus 1/1
Flabellina bicolor /1
Flabellina rubrolineata 1
Goniobranchus tinctorius /1
Halgerda cf. willeyi /1
Halgerda elegans /2
Hexabranchus sanguineus juvenile 1
Hypselodoris maculosa 3
Hypselodoris sp. 3 Our 514th species!
Hypselodoris tryoni /1
Mexichromis trilineata 1
Phyllidia picta 1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2
Phyllidiopsis burni /1
Phyllidiopsis krempfi 1
Pleurobranchus peronii /1
Polycera picta /3 (Awaiting approval) Our 516th species!
Protaeolidiella juliae 1
Pteraeolidia ianthina 2
Thuridilla carlsoni 1
Thuridilla cf. gracilis 1
Thuridilla gracilis /1
Thuridilla neona 2
Tritoniopsis alba /1
Tylodina corticalis 1

**From Bill Rudman from message #19417

"An interesting possibility is that this is Chromodoris boucheti, which has a median black line down the inside of each gill, near the base. If you look at the lower left close-up, there are traces of black at the base of the orange on each gill. Chromodoris boucheti has normally been found only in the western Indian Ocean but we have a record on the Forum from the Maldives Islands [message #11895] and a possible record from Sulawesi [message #5982] so your animal may be the third from the eastern Indian Ocean."

Flinder Reef, Moreton Island

David and JoeY

The substrate

Chromodoris elisabethina and Chromodoris burni

Flabellina rubrolineata

Thuridilla neona

Mexichromis trilineata

Phyllidia picta

Tylodina corticalis

Protaeolidiella juliae

Dendrodoris denisoni

**Chromodoris boucheti and Chromodoris elisabethina

Bornella stellifer

Chromodoris sp. 2

Favorinus tsuruganus

Thuridilla gracilis

Polycera picta

Chromodoris strigata

Aegires citrinus

Goniobranchus tinctorius