Sunday, October 2, 2016

Species List: 16-09-2016, Kings Beach Boat Ramp Intertidal, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

14 species sighted at Kings Beach Boat Ramp, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast.

Terry, Gary and Julie on this intertidal search of the Kings Beach boat ramp area, over a period of 2 hours, during a very low tide.

It was nice to be able to access those areas which are normally inundated except during the lowest of low tides. Although the number of Aplysia argus were down, it was interesting to encounter a number of Tritonia sp. 1, with the majority of the aeolids found under rocks which were well out of the water.

Number of species sighted
*species with highest specimen count

*Aplysia argus - 10
Austraeolis ornata - 1
Berthella stellata - 2
Elysia coodgeensis -2
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Marionia cyanobranchiata -1
Mexichromis festiva -1
Phyllodesmium crypticum 
Sebadoris fragilis - 1
Spurilla braziliana - 6
Tritonia sp. 01 - 5
Vayssierea felis - 8
Verconia simplex - 1

 Hypselodoris obscura

 Phyllodesmium crypticum

Aplysia argus

 Spurilla braziliana

 Surface Shot

 Goniobranchus splendidus

Sebadoris fragilis 

 Mexichromis festiva

Tritonia sp. 01 and Marionia cyanobranchiata