Thursday, November 9, 2017

Species List: 09-11-2017, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

15 species sighted at La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 09-11-2017.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Gail and Chris of 127 minutes. Maximum depth 6.7m, 23 C water temperature and 2 to 4 m viz.

A sunny day greeted us at the river today. We knew the viz wasn't going to be so good but we didn't care. 7 species of Aeolids were found and some mighty nice dorids as well.

Number of species sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena lineata -2
Cratena sp. 6 -1 New Species
Eubranchus sp. 10 -6
Flabellina rubrolineata -3
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus -1
* Goniobranchus daphne -10
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -4
Gymnodoris sp. 9 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 13 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -6
Tenellia sibogae -6
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Tubulophilinopsis pilsbryi -1
Verconia simplex -1

The dive site entry

Chris and Gail on the gang plank

Tenellia sibogae

Tubulophilinopsis pilsbryi

Tenellia sibogae and a shrimp


Flabellina rubrolineata

Eubranchus sp. 10

Hypselodoris obscura

Tenellia sp. 23

Gymnodoris sp. 13

Gymnodoris sp. 13

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniobranchus daphne

Hypselodoris obscura

Flabellina rubrolineata

Cratena lineata

Gymnodoris sp. 9

Cratena sp. 6  New Species

Flabellina rubrolineata

Goniobranchus geometricus

Gymnodoris sp. 9

Verconia simplex

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus