Sunday, December 6, 2015

Species List: Cobb's, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast, 28-11-2015

28 species sighted at Cobb's, Currimundi Reef, Sunshine Coast.

Terry and David on this excursion consisting of 1 x 80 minute and 1 x 87 minute dives in water depths of 14 m to 17 m. 8 m viz, 25 C water temp and no surge.

We decided on Cobb's at Currimundi for this trip as it provides intermediate depths and a range of substrate contours plus we have only undertaken a few dives here so we were keen to check it out once more. Quite a diversity of sea slugs were sighted including an undescribed Elysia, new to our list, and the feeding choice and behaviour of Chelidonura inornata was also recorded.

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

Ardeadoris aff. averni 1/-
Berthella martensi -/4
Bulbaeolidia alba 1/-
* Chelidonura inornata 7/2
Dermatobranchus oculus -/2
Dermatobranchus ornatus 4/2
Dermatobranchus rodmani 1/3
Dermatobranchus tuberculatus -/1
Doriprismatica atromarginata  4/1
Elysia sp. 14 -/1 (New species)
Glossodoris vespa -/2
Goniobranchus daphne 2/-
Goniobranchus splendidus 4/3
Goniodoridella savignyi 2/1
Gymnodoris alba -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/2
Hypselodoris obscura -/1
Mexichromis pusilla -/1
Nembrotha purpureolineata -/1
Noumea simplex -/1
Phyllidia ocellata 4/1
Phyllidiella lizae -/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa -/2
Phyllodesmium colemani 1/1
Pleurobranchus peronii 1/-
Tambja tenuilineata -/1
Thuridilla carlsoni -/1
Tritoniopsis alba 3/1

Surface conditions

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Goniodoridella savignyi

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Dermatobranchus rodmani

Ardeadoris aff. averni

Phyllidia ocellata 

Phyllodesmium colemani 

Glossodoris vespa

Elysia sp. 14 (New species)

Dermatobranchus oculus

Gymnodoris alba

Phyllidiella pustulosa


Bulbaeolidia alba

Pleurobranchus peronii

Goniobranchus daphne

Chelidonura inornata

Tritoniopsis alba

Goniobranchus splendidus

Nembrotha purpureolineata

Mexichromis pusilla

Tambja tenuilineata

Dermatobranchus tuberculatus

Noumea simplex

Berthella martensi