Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Species List: 14-01-2019, Toilet Block, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

18 species sighted at Toilet Block, Mooloolah River, La Balsa Park, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 14-01-2019.

A single shore dive by Gary, Gail and Adele on this excursion consisting of 1 x 181 minute dive in water depth up to 6.6 m, up to 3 m viz, 27 C water temp.

You never know what you'll find when diving the Mooloolah River. Finding a 70 mm Ceratosoma tenue was extraordinary. Then to top that off another Notobryon wardi 60 mm was found in a hydroid bunch. As allways looking for the Mexichromis animals is fun and today we found one.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Ceratosoma tenue -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -1
Doto sp. 6 -3
Eubranchus sp. 10 -2
Flabellina rubrolineata -18
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniobranchus decorus -4
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -12
Gymnodoris amakusana -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -4
Hypselodoris obscura -11
Jorunna sp. 6 -3
Mexichromis sp. 1 -1
Notobryon wardi -1
* Pteraeolidia semperi -20
Tenellia sibogae -1
Verconia simplex -2

Another summer entry

Ready to go

Hypselodoris obscura

Jorunna sp. 6


Ceratosoma tenue  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

Flabellina rubrolineata

Goniobranchus daphne

Doto sp. 6

Gymnodoris sp. 10 attacking Pteraeolidia semperi

Goniobranchus decorus

Pteraeolidia semperi

Flabellina rubrolineata

Eubranchus sp. 10

Gymnodoris sp. 10 

Goniobranchus splendidus


Goniobranchus daphne

Tenellia sibogae

Mexichromis sp. 1

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Verconia simplex

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Notobryon wardi

Notobryon wardi anterior end

Notobryon wardi gills

Gymnodoris amakusana