Sunday, December 9, 2018

Species List: 06-12-2018, Toilet Block, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

38 species sighted at, Toilet Block, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 06-12-2018.

A single night shore dive by David, Julie, Terry and Gary of 130 minutes. Maximum depth 4.9 m, 24 C water temperature and up to 2 m viz.

The time was right to go for a Team night dive, Julie and Terry went right and David and I went left so we could cover the site. The weather will be pretty bad over the week and we thought we should jump in now. Upon descending we encountered a white-out of silt that cleared a little the deeper we went. The viz was low but we could still find nudibranchs including a new species for the river, Doris immonda at 15 mm and a new species to our list Lomanotis sp. 6. It has been a very long time since we last saw a green colour-form of Doris immonda. With the team covering a lot of the site the number of species recorded was quite high.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Biuve fulvipunctata -1
Cratena simba -1
Chelidonura sp. 1 -1
Dendrodoris nigra -1
Dermatobranchus sp. 6 –3
Discodoris lilacina -1
Doris immonda -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Flabellina rubrolineata -7
Godiva quadricolor -1
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -3
* Goniobranchus daphne -18
Goniobranchus decorus -2
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -6
Hydatina physis -1
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Hypselodoris whitei -2
Hypselodoris zephyra -1
Jorunna ramicola -4
Jorunna sp. 2 -1
Lomanotus sp. 1 -1
Lomanotus sp. 2 -1
Lomanotus sp. 4 -3
Lomanotus sp. 6 –1 NEW SPECIES
Niparaya sp. 1 -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -2
Pruvotfolia sp. 1 -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -10
Rostanga arbutus -1
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -16
Spinophallus falciphallus -1
Tenellia sibogae -3
Tenellia sp. 30 -1
Tenellia sp. 44 –1
Thordisa tahala -2
Unidentia sp. 1 -7
Unidentia sp. 2 -12
Unidentia sp. 4 -1
Unidentia sp. 5 -12


Dendrodoris nigra

Unidentia sp. 5

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Rostanga arbutus

Flabellina rubrolineata 

Pteraeolidia semperi

Unidentia sp. 2

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Goniobranchus daphne

Tenellia sp. 30

Jorunna sp. 2

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Spinophallus falciphallus

Jorunna ramicola

Unidentia sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 4


Hypselodoris zephyra

 Cratena simba

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Hypselodoris whitei

Lomanotus sp. 4 

Jorunna sp. 2 and egg mass


Godiva quadricolor

Hydatina physis

Lomanotus sp. 6   NEW SPECIES

Dermatobranchus sp. 6 mating

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Lomanotus sp. 2

Lomanotus sp. 4 

Tenellia sibogae

Discodoris lilacina

Biuve fulvipunctata

Goniobranchus decorus

Pruvotfolia sp. 1

Thordisa tahala