Monday, December 16, 2019

Species List: 15-12-2019, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

41 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, 15-12-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, Nevar and David of 249 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8 m, 26 C water temperature and up to 8 m viz.

More great summer diving in the river! Costasiella usagi was good to see again with more pronounced white lines on the cerata. Goniodoridella sp. 1 still rules the roost! Five species of Philinopsis were recorded today as well. Dermatobranchus sp. 12 was recored and a great find indeed.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 1 shell -1
Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -1
Colinatys sp. 2 shell -1
Costasiella usagi -1
Cratena lineata -3
Dermatobranchus sp. 12 -1
Doto sp. 5 -23
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Facelina sp. 3 -1
Flabellina lotos -3
Goniobranchus daphne -19
Goniobranchus decorus -24
Goniobranchus geometricus -2
Goniobranchus sp. 6 -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniobranchus verrieri -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -44
Gymnodoris amakusana -6
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 13 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Hallaxa iju -1
Hypselodoris obscura -19
Hypselodoris roo -1
Julia exquisita -1
Myja longicornis -1
Onchidoris maugeansis -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Philinopsis gardineri -1
Philinopsis pilsbryi -1
Philinopsis sp. 5 -1
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Phyllodesmium undulatum -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -2
Retusa sp. 5 shell -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Thuridilla carlsoni -3
Tornatina sp. 1 -1
Unidentia sp. 9 -1

Entry

Team Ready

Substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 1

David ready to search

Cratena lineata

Doto sp. 5 

Doto sp. 5 

Elysia sp. 11

Phyllodesmium undulatum

Hypselodoris obscura

Substrate

Nevar shooting

Gymnodoris sp. 10 

Pteraeolidia semperi 

Tornatina sp. 1 

Philinopsis pilsbryi

Hypselodoris obscura

Goniobranchus daphne

Gymnodoris amakusana

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Hypselodoris obscura

Onchidoris maugeansis 

Onchidoris maugeansis 

Facelina sp. 3 

Facelina sp. 3 

Substrate

Tenellia sp. 23 

Flabellina lotos 

Gymnodoris amakusana

Costasiella usagi 

Costasiella usagi 

Costasiella usagi 

Thuridilla carlsoni

Atys sp. 1 shell 

Gymnodoris amakusana 

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell 

Philinopsis sp. 5 

Philinopsis sp. 5 

Philinopsis speciosa

Philinopsis speciosa

Tenellia sp. 23

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniobranchus daphne mating pair

Colinatys sp. 2 shell

Goniobranchus geometricus

Dermatobranchus sp. 12

Dermatobranchus sp. 12

Unidentia sp. 9

Myja longicornis 

Philinopsis gardineri

Philinopsis gardineri

Goniobranchus verrieri 

Julia exquisita

Hallaxa iju

Goniobranchus sp. 6

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Philinopsis falciphallus

Hypselodoris roo

Phyllodesmium opalescens