Friday, June 6, 2014

Species List: TJ's Boulders, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, 04-06-2014

27 species sighted at TJ's Boulders, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast.

Terry & David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 91 minute and 1 x 71 minute dives in water depths of 15m to 20m. 23C water temp, 15m viz and no surge.

With the current run of great visibility we have been enjoying we thought a trip out to TJ's Boulders might prove rewarding. There was not too much water over the bar on the run out but neither was there any sea running to break upon it. Plenty of the usual suspects were present but nothing to make particular mention of except for an unusual looking phyllidiid that we can't match with existing species so have listed it as a new one for our list: Phyllidiella sp. 2

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

Ardeadoris aff. averni 1/1
Cadlinella ornatissima 1/1
Chromodoris kuiteri  1/-
Chromodoris striatella 1/3
Dermatobranchus ornatus 4/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata 7/2
Flabellina exoptata  2/-
Flabellina rubrolineata 3/2
Glossodoris vespa  1/-
Goniobranchus geometricus -/2
Goniobranchus splendidus 2/1
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni  1/-
Hypselodoris obscura 9/5
Hypselodoris sagamiensis 2/-
Mexichromis festiva 1/-
Nembrotha lineolata 1/-
Noumea simplex -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 6/2
Phyllidia picta 1/-
Phyllidiella lizae -/3
Phyllidiella pustulosa -/2
Phyllidiella sp. 2 1/1 (New species)
* Pteraeolidia ianthina 15/6
Sagaminopteron ornatum -/1
Tritoniopsis alba -/2
Tylodina corticalis 1/2

Phyllidia ocellata

Hypselodoris sagamiensis

Nembrotha lineolata

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Chromodoris striatella

Goniobranchus splendidus

Substrate - Lots of fish around the boulders

Flabellina rubrolineata

Ardeadoris aff. averni

Chromodoris kuiteri

Glossodoris vespa

Tylodina corticalis

Mexichromis festiva

Flabellina exoptata

Hypselodoris jacksoni 

Cadlinella ornatissima

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Tritoniopsis alba 

Hypselodoris obscura

Sagaminopteron ornatum

Phyllidiella sp. 2

Phyllidia picta

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Goniobranchus geometricus