Monday, December 16, 2013

Species List: Terry's Delight, 12-12-2013

36 species found at Terry's Delight, Arkwright Shoals, Coolum, Sunshine Coast.
Terry and David on this excursion comprising 1 x 87 minute and 1 x 71 minute dives in water depth of 16m. 5m viz, 22C water temp (24C at 9m) and just a little surge.

Surface conditions were absolutely ideal. We went low and very slow in the hope of finding something new at the expense of the species count but alas we were not rewarded with a new species. Also sighted many flatworms and allied cowries.

Number of each species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
*Species with highest specimen count

Aegires flores 5/1
Aegires incusus -/1
Ardeadoris aff. averni 1/-
Berthella martensi -/1
Bornella anguilla 1/-
Chromodoris kuiteri 1/-
Chromodoris splendida -/1
Chromodoris striatella 1/-
Dermatobranchus ornatus 10/3
Doriprismatica atromarginata 7/4
Elysia maoria 1/-
Elysia pusilla -/1
Glossodoris vespa -/3
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -/1
Goniobranchus daphne -/1
Goniobranchus geometricus -/1
Goniobranchus verrieri -/1
Halgerda cf. willeyi 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/1
Hypselodoris maritima 4/1
Hypselodoris obscura  2/1
Hypselodoris sagamiensis 2/1
Noumea norba 1/-
Phyllidia elegans -/1
Phyllidia ocellata -/1
Phyllidiella lizae 2/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/1
Pleurobranchus peronii -/2
Pteraeolidia ianthina 1/-
Roboastra luteolineata -/2
Sagaminopteron ornatum 1/-
Thorunna daniellae -/1
Thuridilla splendens 1/-
Trinchesia ornata -/1
*Tritoniopsis alba 10/4
Tylodina corticalis 4/-

Surface conditions

Noumea norba

Bornella anguilla

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Hypselodoris obscura

Ardeadoris aff. averni

Glossodoris vespa

A pair of Pleurobranchus peronii

Thorunna daniellae

Berthella martensi

Aegires incusus

Chromodoris striatella

Phyllidia ocellata

Dermatobranchus ornatus with flatworm

Thuridilla splendens

A pair of Tritoniopsis alba

Aegires flores

Chromodoris kuiteri

Halgerda cf. willeyi

Hypselodoris maritima

Elysia maoria

Trinchesia ornata

Hypselodoris sagamiensis

Goniobranchus geometricus

Elysia pusilla

Roboastra luteolineata

Goniobranchus verrieri

Goniobranchus daphne 

Goniobranchus collingwoodi