Sunday, December 22, 2019

Species List: 21-12-2019, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

43 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 21-12-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Kat, Tracey, Fran, Nevar and Harvey of 232 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8m, 26 C water temperature and up to 6 m viz.

Without much rain the river has flourished. Another interesting mix of finds today. More Colpodaspis sp. and Haminoea sp. were found again today on the sand.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Aglaja fulvipunctata -1
Atys semistriatus shell -2
Atys sp. 7 shell -1
Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -2
Colpodaspis sp. 1 -5
Colpodaspis sp. 2 -2
Costasiella usagi -2
Cratena lineata -1
Doto sp. 5 -3
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Elysia sp. 25 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -3
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Favorinus sp. 1 -1
Flabellina lotos -1
Godiva sp. 3 -2
Goniobranchus daphne -6
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniobranchus geometricus -2
Goniobranchus slendidus -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -2
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -15
Gymnodoris amakusana -5
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 13 -2
Haminoea shell -2
Haminoea sp. 12 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -10
Hypselodoris whitei -1
Hypselodoris zephyra -1
Lomanotus sp. 5 -1
Niparaya sp. 13 -1
Okenia liklik -1
Onchidoris maugeansis -1
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Phyllodesmium undulatum -3
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Retusa sp. 5 shell -2
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -2
Unidentia sp. 4 -2
Unidentia sp. 9 -2



Entry

Kat in action

Thuridilla carlsoni

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell

Eubranchus sp. 10

Substrate

Atys sp. 7 shell

Phyllodesmium undulatum 

Sakuraeolis nungunoides

Cratena lineata

Onchidoris maugeansis

Onchidoris maugeansis

Gymnodoris amakusana

Hypselodoris obscura

Eubranchus sp. 10

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Costasiella usagi pair

Costasiella usagi

Haminoea sp. 12

Philinopsis speciosa

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Colpodaspis sp. 1

Facelina sp. 11

Lomanotus sp. 5

Hypselodoris obscura

Aglaja fulvipunctata

Colpodaspis sp. 2

Gymnodoris amakusana

Goniodoridella savignyi

Favorinus sp. 1

Goniobranchus slendidus

Haminoea sp. shell 

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 4 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella savignyi

Unidentia sp. 4 

Hypselodoris obscura

Unidentia sp. 9

Goniobranchus geometricus

Goniobranchus geometricus

Hypselodoris whitei

Goniobranchus slendidus

Niparaya sp. 13

Elysia sp. 25

Godiva sp. 3

Okenia liklik

Pteraeolidia semperi 

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Hypselodoris zephyra