Sunday, September 16, 2018

Species List: 13-09-2018, Coles Hole, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld

43 species sighted at Coles Hole, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 13-09-2018.

Julie, Terry, David and Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 66 minute and 1 x 65 minute dives in water depths up to 20.0 m, up to 20 m viz, 20 C water temp.

With the water conditions continuing to be very good we headed out to Coles Hole and deeper water. Our latest addition to the species list was Phanerophthalmus sp. 1. This species was easy to see because of its purple colouration. Doriprismatica atromarginata continues to be the most common with Chromodoris elisabethina and Hypselodoris jacksoni right behind. Another great find was Chromodoris burni with its bright orange gills and rhinophores. A very nice dive with lots to see.

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

Ardeadoris rubroannulata 1/-
Berthella martensi 1/-
Bornella anguilla 1/2
Bulbaeolidia alba 2/-
Ceratosoma tenue -/1
Ceratosoma trilobatum 1/-
Chromodoris burni 1/-
Chromodoris elisabethina 6/6
Chromodoris kuiteri 3/1
Chromodoris striatella -/2
Chromodoris strigata -/1
Cratena lineata 1/-
Cratena simba 2/-
Dermatobranchus oculus -/1
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 12/8
Elysia sp. 6 1/-
Flabellina rubrolineata 3/-
Glossodoris rufomarginata 1/-
Goniobranchus albonares -/2
Goniobranchus decorus -/1
Goniobranchus geometricus 1/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 3/1
Goniobranchus tinctorius -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni 9/3
Hypselodoris obscura 3/2
Hypselodoris whitei 3/2
Hypselodoris zephyra 1/-
Jorunna sp. 3 1/-
Mariaglaja inornata -/1
Mexichromis trilineata 1/1
Phanerophthalmus sp. 1 -/1 NEW SPECIES
Phyllidia ocellata -/1
Phyllidia varicosa 1/-
Phyllidiella lizae 3/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/4
Phyllodesmium macphersonae 1/-
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum -/1
Tambja tenuilineata 2/1
Tenellia sp. 33 1/2
Thuridilla splendens 1/4
Tritoniopsis elegans -/5
Tyrannodoris luteolineata -/1
Verconia norba 1/-

Preparing to do battle

Terry looking...

Phyllidiella pustulosa 

Phanerophthalmus sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Flabellina rubrolineata

Ardeadoris rubroannulata

Cratena simba

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Hypselodoris jacksoni mating pair

Verconia norba

Chromodoris kuiteri

Goniobranchus geometricus

Phyllodesmium macphersonae

Tambja tenuilineata

Hypselodoris obscura

Thuridilla splendens

Coles Hole bridge

Berthella martensi

 Surface conditions

Tyrannodoris luteolineata

Hypselodoris whitei mating pair

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Mexichromis trilineata

Chromodoris elisabethina

Ceratosoma tenue

Chromodoris burni

Jorunna sp. 3

Chromodoris strigata

Tambja tenuilineata

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum

Goniobranchus albonares


Hypselodoris jacksoni mating pair

Tambja tenuilineata

Bulbaeolidia alba

Mexichromis trilineata 

Goniobranchus albonares

Tritoniopsis elegans

Chromodoris striatella

Goniobranchus tinctorius