Sunday, November 18, 2018

Species List: 16-11-2018, Aquarium, Gneering Shoals, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

47 species sighted at, Aquarium, Gneering Shoals, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 16-11-2018.

A double dive by David, Julie, Terry and Gary of 76 and 69 minutes. Maximum depth 20.1 m, 23 C water temperature and up to 15 m viz.

Another beautiful warm day and we all headed out to deep water. This time a site we haven't been to in a while and it didn't disappoint, some really nice species were recorded. With multiple stepped walls and lots of coral navigating the site wasn't a challenge.

Species and number thereof sighted dive 1/dive 2
* Species with highest specimen count

Bornella anguilla -/1
Bulbaeolidia alba -/1
Cadlinella ornatissima 1/-
Caloria indica 1/-
Carminodoris nodulosa 1/-
Chromodoris elisabethina 7/5
Chromodoris kuiteri 1/1
Chromodoris lochi -/1
Chromodoris magnifica 2/-
Chromodoris strigata -/2
Dermatobranchus oculus 1/-
Dermatobranchus sp. 8 1/-
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 9/12
Glossodoris hikuerensis -/1
Glossodoris rufomarginata 3/1
Glossodoris vespa 1/1
Goniobranchus decorus -/1
Goniobranchus kuniei 1/-
Goniobranchus sp. 7 1/3
Goniobranchus splendidus 2/2
Halgerda tessellata 1/-
Hexabranchus sanguineus 1/3
Hypselodoris jacksoni 7/6
Hypselodoris maculosa 1/1
Hypselodoris maritima 2/-
Hypselodoris obscura 1/-
Hypselodoris decorata 1/1
Hypselodoris whitei 1/2
Mariaglaja inornata -/1
Mexichromis trilineata 1/-
Phyllidia elegans 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata -/1
Phyllidia varicosa 1/2
Phyllidiella annulata 3/1
Phyllidiella lizae 1/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 4/2
Phyllidiopsis burni -/1
Phyllidiopsis krempfi -/1
Samla bicolor 1/-
Tambja morosa 1-/
Tenellia melanobrachia -/1
Thuridilla carlsoni 1/-
Thuridilla splendens 3/1
Tritoniopsis elegans 1/-
Tyrannodoris luteolineata 2/1
Verconia romeri 1/1
Verconia simplex -/1

Our ride

The hunters


Doriprismatica atromarginata

Chromodoris kuiteri

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Phyllidiella annulata

Chromodoris elisabethina

Dermatobranchus sp. 8

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Cadlinella ornatissima

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Tritoniopsis elegans

Thuridilla splendens

Hypselodoris maritima

Bulbaeolidia alba

Hexabranchus sanguineus

Verconia romeri

Glossodoris vespa

Hypselodoris whitei

Hypselodoris decorata

Surface conditions

Glossodoris hikuerensis

Tenellia melanobrachia

Hypselodoris decorata

Phyllidia varicosa

Phyllidiopsis krempfi

Caloria indica

Halgerda tessellata

Verconia simplex

Tyrannodoris luteolineata 

Samla bicolor

Mexichromis trilineata

Chromodoris elisabethina

Carminodoris nodulosa

Chromodoris strigata