Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Species List: Nudi Ledge, Currimundi, Sunshine Coast, 31-12-2013

31 species found at Nudi Ledge, Currimundi, Sunshine Coast.
Terry and David on this excursion comprising 1 x 95 minute and 1 x 80 minute dives in water depths of 14m to 17m. 6m viz, 26C water temp and no surge.

With the arrival of the last day of 2013 the temptation to find one last new slug for the year was too great. The weather actually improved during the day and with the water temperature hovering around the 26C mark we felt no cold at all. The dives were relaxing and fruitful but alas no newbies for our list. Upon surfacing after the second dive we rued not having a 3rd tank as it was just so comfortable and enjoyable down there finding things.

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

Aegires flores 2/-
Ardeadoris angustolutea 1/-
Chromodoris kuiteri 2/1
Chromodoris striatella -/1
Dermatobranchus cf. primus 1/10
Dermatobranchus ornatus 5/17
*Doriprismatica atromarginata 18/8
Glossodoris vespa 1/2
Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus 1/-
Goniodoridella savignyi 1/-
Gymnodoris alba 2/-
Hypselodoris bullockii 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/1
Hypselodoris maritima 1/-
Hypselodoris obscura -/1
Jorunna sp. 3 1/-
Mexichromis festiva 1/-
Oxynoe viridis 1/-
Phyllidia exquisita 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 4/1
Phyllidiella lizae 1/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 9/2
Phyllidiopsis burni -/1
Phyllodesmium crypticum -/1
Phyllodesmium macphersonae -/1
Phyllodesmium magnum 1/6
Pteraeolidia ianthina 1/3
Roboastra luteolineata 3/5
Sagaminopteron ornatum 3/2
Thorunna daniellae -/1
Tylodina corticalis 2/1

Gymnodoris alba 

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Hypselodoris bullockii

Aegires flores

Roboastra luteolineata

Hypselodoris obscura

Dermatobranchus cf. primus

Ardeadoris angustolutea

Substrate and schooling bait fish

Jorunna sp. 3 

Ardeadoris angustolutea

Hypselodoris maritima

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Tylodina corticalis

Mexichromis festiva

Goniodoridella savignyi

Chromodoris kuiteri

Phyllidia ocellata

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus

Phyllodesmium crypticum

Phyllodesmium macphersonae

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Chromodoris striatella

Phyllodesmium magnum

Thorunna daniellae