Saturday, April 26, 2014

Species List Nudi Ledge, Currimundi 24-04-2014

33 species found at Currimundi.  Terry and Patrik on this trip. 1x78 minute dive and 1x69  minute dive at Nudi Ledge in water depths of 14 m to 16.8 m, water temp 23 C, viz 12 m.

With the weather still providing good conditions, David away enjoying the offerings of a cooler climate and Julie hard at work earning a living, I was short a dive buddy for a few days this week.  Luckily, Patrik Good came up from Brisbane to check out the local species and we were able to venture out to the reefs off Currimundi Lake.  We spent most of our time diving along the ledge.

Number of species sighted: 1st dive/2nd dive
*Species with highest specimen count (dead heat this dive)

Aplysia parvula -/1
Ardeadoris aff. averni 1/1
Bornella anguilla 2/2
Chelidonura inornata 1/-
Chromodoris elisabethina 1/-
Chromodoris kuiteri 3/2
*Chromodoris splendida 3/5
Colpodaspis thompsoni 1/-
Dermatobranchus cf. primus -/1
Dermatobranchus ornatus 5/1
*Doriprismatica atromarginata 5/3
Flabellina rubrolineata 2/1
Glossodoris vespa -/1
Goniobranchus cf. reticulatus -/1
Goniobranchus decorus -/1
Goniobranchus reticulatus -/1
Gymnodoris alba 1/-
Hoplodoris nodulosa -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 4/1
Hypselodoris obscura 5/2
Jorunna parva -/1
Noumea norba -/1
Noumea simplex 1/-
Phyllidia exquisita 2/2
Phyllidia ocellata 1/2
Phyllidiella lizae 3/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 3/3
Phyllodesmium macphersonae -/1
Pleurolidia juliae 1/-
Pteraeolidia ianthina -/1
Roboastra luteolineata -/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum 4/3
Trinchesia sp. 3 1/-

 Trinchesia sp. 3

 Too small (<2mm) to identify

 Phyllodesmium macphersonae

 Pleurolidia juliae

 Colpodaspis thompsoni

 Dermatobranchus ornatus

 Noumea norba

 Jorunna parva
 Noumea simplex

 Chromodoris kuiteri

 Flabellina rubrolineata

 Phyllidiella pustulosa 

 Hoplodoris nodulosa

 Ardeadoris aff. averni

 Doriprismatica atromarginata

Chromodoris splendida