Saturday, January 19, 2019

Species List: 19-01-2019, The Trench, Gneering Shoals, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

27 species sighted at The Trench, Gneering Shoals, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld, 19-01-2019.

A double dive by Gary and friends on this excursion consisting of a 56 and 53 minute dive in water depth up to 17.8 m, 15 m viz, 24 C water temp.

Today was Nudibranch Day at Sunreef Scuba Diving. Conditions were very good. On the bottom the viz and substrate were great. There was some good hunting by all. Finding some very flamboyant Goniobranchus kuniei was a real treat. The not so common Aegires gardineri were also out is force...nice witness. A thermocline made some of the second dive 26C.

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

Aegires citrinus -/1
Aegires gardineri 3/1
Ardeadoris rubroannulata 2/-
Chromodoris elisabethina 3/4
Chromodoris kuiteri 5/2
Chromodoris magnifica -/1
Chromodoris willani -/1
Dermatobranchus ornatus 1/-
Dermatobranchus rodmani 1/-
* Doriprismatica atromarginata 2/13
Glossodoris rufomarginata -/2
Glossodoris vespa 2/1
Goniobranchus collingwoodi 1/-
Goniobranchus geometricus -/1
Goniobranchus kuniei 3/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 1/-
Hexabranchus sanguineus  -/1
Hypselodoris jacksoni PC 1/2
Hypselodoris whitei 1/-
Phyllidia ocellata 2/-
Phyllidia varicosa -/1
Phyllidiella lizae -/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 2/1
Roboastra luteolineata  -/2
Sagaminopteron ornatum -/1
Tambja morosa  -/1
Thuridilla splendens 3/6

Our ride



Phyllidia ocellata

Ardeadoris rubroannulata

Goniobranchus kuniei


Chromodoris kuiteri

Phyllidiella pustulosa

Aegires gardineri 

 Aegires gardineri showing gills

Chromodoris kuiteri

Phyllidiella pustulosa 

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Thuridilla splendens

Dermatobranchus rodmani

Dermatobranchus ornatus

Surface conditions

Phyllidiella lizae

Chromodoris elisabethina

Doriprismatica atromarginata

Ardeadoris rubroannulata

Phyllidia varicosa

Glossodoris vespa

Goniobranchus geometricus

Sagaminopteron ornatum


Goniobranchus splendidus

Tambja morosa

Hypselodoris whitei

Aegires citrinus

Chromodoris willani

Chromodoris magnifica

Roboastra luteolineata

Hexabranchus sanguineus