Monday, October 29, 2018

Species List: 28-10-2018, Lobster City, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

48 species sighted at Lobster City, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 28-10-2018

David, Terry and Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 71 minute and 1 x 68 minute dives in water depths up to 20.2 m, up to 6 m viz, 24 C water temp.

With the swell subsiding we decided to revisit Lobster City. On the way out the surface conditions were ideal, glassy and very little wind. The number of species recorded is a sign of how diverse the substrate is here. During the surface interval the wind picked up and we sailed home with the wind at our back.

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

Bornella anguilla 4/2
Bulbaeolidia alba 1/1
Chromodoris sp. 5 -/2
Cratena lineata -/1
Dermatobranchus ornatus 2/2
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 2/1
Dermatobranchus sp. 9 1/-
Diversidoris sp. 1 1/-
Doriprismatica atromarginata 12/4
Elysia pusilla -/1
Flabellina exoptata 1/-
Flabellina rubrolineata 3/1
Glossodoris rufomarginata 2/1
Glossodoris vespa 2/3
Goniobranchus decorus -/1
Goniobranchus geometricus 3/1
Goniobranchus leopardus 2/-
Goniobranchus sp. 6 4/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 11/7
Goniodoridella savignyi 1/-
* Hypselodoris jacksoni 16/8
Hypselodoris maritima 1/-
Hypselodoris obscura 1/-
Hypselodoris zephyra 1/1
Jorunna sp. 3 1/-
Mariaglaja inornata -/1
Miamira magnifica 1/1
Phyllidia ocellata 1/-
Phyllidiella annulata 1/2
Phyllidiella lizae 1/2
Phyllidiella pustulosa 3/4
Phyllidiopsis burni 1/-
Pleurolidia juliae -/2
Phyllodesmium colemani 1/-
Pteraeolidia semperi 1/-
Sagaminopteron ornatum 2/-
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum -/2
Tambja morosa -/1
Tambja tenuilineata 1/-
Tenellia puellula 1/-
Thuridilla splendens 3/6
Trapania vitta -/1
Tritoniopsis elegans 2/-
Tylodina corticalis 2/1
Tyrannodoris luteolineata -/2
Verconia alboannulata -/1
Verconia norba -/1

Our ride

Surface conditions YUM!

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Sagaminopteron ornatum with egg mass

Hypselodoris obscura

Dermatobranchus sp. 9


Terry working it

Bornella anguilla

Goniobranchus sp. 6

Goniobranchus leopardus

Flabellina rubrolineata

Goniobranchus splendidus

Hypselodoris jacksoni feeding

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Tylodina corticalis

Hypselodoris maritima 

Tambja tenuilineata

Phyllodesmium colemani 

Miamira magnifica

Hypselodoris jacksoni mating pair

Pteraeolidia semperi

Phyllidiella annulata

Glossodoris rufomarginata 

Phyllidiella lizae

Thuridilla splendens

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum 

Chromodoris sp. 5

Mariaglaja inornata

Pleurolidia juliae

Goniobranchus geometricus

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Glossodoris vespa

Tyrannodoris luteolineata

Goniobranchus sp. 6

Goniobranchus leopardus

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Glossodoris vespa

Hypselodoris zephyra

Tambja morosa

Cratena lineata

Bulbaeolidia alba

Pleurolidia juliae

Sagaminopteron psychedelicum

Verconia alboannulata

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Elysia pusilla

Verconia norba

Tenellia puellula

Diversidoris sp. 1

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Thuridilla splendens

Goniobranchus decorus

Dermatobranchus sp. 7