Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Species List: 23-10-2018, Clown Reef, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld

36 species sighted at Clown Reef, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 23-10-2018.

David, Terry and Gary on this excursion consisting of 1 x 70 minute and 1 x 65 minute dives in water depths up to 18.9 m, up to 6 m viz, 22 C water temp.

After 11 days of imclement weather the sun finally came out to play. There was some swell but that dropped and we thought go deeper, and so we did. Despite the surge we did manage to find 36 species and trying to shoot small animals can be quite challenging. Tenellia melanobrachia in its stripped coral home was great to find, this one was a black colour-form. Finding a small Crimora edwardsi from under a rock was another great find. Halgerda albocristata was also found from under a rock.

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

Aegires citrinus 1/1
Aegires flores 1/1
Ardeadodoris rubroannulata 2/-
Bornella anguilla -/1
Bulbaeolidia alba -/1
Caloria indica 1/-
Chromodoris elisabethina 4/2
Chromodoris kuiteri -/2
Cratena lineata 1/-
Crimora edwardsi 1/-
Diversidoris flava 1/-
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 6/10
Glossodoris rufomarginata 2/3
Glossodoris vespa 2/-
Goniobranchus albopunctatus 1/-
Goniobranchus geometricus 1/-
Goniobranchus splendidus -/1
Goniodoridella savignyi -/1
Gymnodoris alba -/1
Halgerda albocristata 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni 2/1
Hypselodoris obscura -/1
Hypselodoris tryoni 1/-
Phyllidia elegans 1/-
Phyllidia exquisita 1/-
Phyllidia varicosa 1/1
Phyllidiella annulata -/1
Phyllidiella lizae 1/-
Phyllidiella pustulosa 1/6
Phyllidiopsis burni -/1
Tambja tenuilineata -/1
Tenellia melanobrachia -/1
Tenellia sp. 33 1/-
Thuridilla splendens -/1
Tritoniopsis elegans 1/1
Tyrannodoris luteolineata 1/-

Our ride

Surface conditions


Doriprismatica atromarginata

Chromodoris elisabethina

Halgerda albocristata

Caloria indica

Glossodoris rufomarginata

Aegires flores

Phyllidia elegans

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Crimora edwardsi

Tritoniopsis elegans

Diversidoris flava

Goniodoridella savignyi

Tambja tenuilineata

Gymnodoris alba

Bulbaeolidia alba

Tenellia melanobrachia

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Chromodoris kuiteri

Aegires citrinus

Aegires citrinus

Goniobranchus geometricus

Ardeadodoris rubroannulata 

Tritoniopsis elegans

Diversidoris flava

Tenellia melanobrachia

Phyllidia elegans

Tenellia sp. 33

Cratena lineata

Goniobranchus splendidus

Bornella anguilla

Phyllidiopsis burni