Monday, November 18, 2019

Species List: 17-11-2019, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

49 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 17-11-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, Nevar and David of 183 minutes. Maximum depth 5.7 m, 24 C water temperature and up to 7 m viz.

Another warm Sunday and the river looks nice. Some very interesting finds today, in particular Hancockia sp. 1, a real beauty. Gymnodoris amakusana seemed to be every where. Another Phyllaplysia lafonti was found in the weed as well. Plus 2 Onchidoris maugeansis from under a rock with egg masses. This another productive dive with another new species Phyllaplysia sp. 4.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba  -1
Cratena lineata -1
Cratena simba -2
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -2
Doto sp. 5 -2
Elysia coodgeensis -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 7 -1
Facelina sp. 13 -3
Favorinus sp. 4 -2
Flabellina lotos -3
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -1
Goniobranchus daphne -7
Goniobranchus decorus -3
Goniobranchus splendidus -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -12
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -15
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -1
Goniodoridella sp. 7 -2
* Gymnodoris amakusana -19
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 20 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -1
Hancockia sp. 1 -1 NEW SPECIES
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Hypselodoris roo -2
Hypselodoris whitei -1
Hypselodoris zephyra -2
Jorunna pantherina -3
Julia exquisita -1
Onchidoris maugeansis -2
Pleurobranchus grandis -1
Pleurobranchus peronii -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Philinopsis lineolata -1
Phyllaplysia lafonti -1
Phyllaplysia sp. 4 -1 NEW SPECIES
Pteraeolidia semperi -15
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -1
Sebadoris fragilis -2
Spurilla braziliana -1
Tenellia sibogae -8
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Tenellia sp. 34 -1
Unidentia sp. 2 -2
Unidentia sp. 4 -1
Unidentia sp. 9 -1
Verconia simplex -1

Entry

Ready

Elysia coodgeensis

Substrate

Substrate

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Verconia simplex

Sebadoris fragilis

Hypselodoris whitei

Philinopsis falciphallus

Facelina sp. 13

Cratena lineata

Doto sp. 5

Hypselodoris obscura 

Onchidoris maugeansis

Onchidoris maugeansis

Sebadoris fragilis 

Hancockia sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Hancockia sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Hancockia sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Hancockia sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Gymnodoris sp. 20

Tenellia sp. 23

Goniobranchus daphne

Gymnodoris sp. 10 

Phyllaplysia lafonti

Phyllaplysia lafonti

Goniodoridella sp. 7

Pteraeolidia semperi

Hypselodoris zephyra 

Cratena simba 

Tenellia sibogae

Pteraeolidia semperi 

My fav flatworm

Goniobranchus splendidus

Hypselodoris roo

Pleurobranchus peronii

Unidentia sp. 4

Hypselodoris zephyra

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Pteraeolidia semperi mating

Unidentia sp. 9

Gymnodoris amakusana

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Philinopsis lineolata

Unidentia sp. 2 

Substrate showing lots of weed

Tenellia sp. 34

Gymnodoris sp. 10 

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Facelina sp. 13

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Goniodoridella sp. 7

Tenellia sibogae

Jorunna pantherina

Flabellina lotos

Goniobranchus splendidus

Julia exquisita

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniobranchus decorus

Hypselodoris roo

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Tenellia sibogae

Flabellina lotos

Facelina bourailli

Favorinus sp. 4

Julia exquisita

Phyllaplysia lafonti 

Bulbaeolidia alba

Phyllaplysia sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sibogae

Spurilla braziliana 

Facelina sp. 7

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Philinopsis lineolata

Pleurobranchus grandis juvenile

Hancockia sp. 1  NEW SPECIES