Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Species List: 24-12-2019, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

41 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 24-12-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran and Nevar of 221 minutes. Maximum depth 5.9 m, 26 C water temperature and up to 5 m viz.

We are getting in the river as often as we can to keep searching  and it is paying off with Trapania sp. 4 another new species, and quite beautiful. Nice to find Costasiella kuroshimae, Dermatobranchus sp. 7, Dermatobranchus sp. 1, Goniodoris sp. 4, Trapania brunnea and a large Pleurobranchus weberi. The river is cooking!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys semistriatus -4
Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -2
Costasiella kuroshimae -1
Cratena lineata -2
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -2
Dermatobranchus sp. 12 -1
Doto sp. 5 -22
Elysia sp. 11 -3
Elysia sp. 25 -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 3 -1
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina lotos -1
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -3
Goniobranchus daphne -4
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniobranchus geometricus -2
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -2
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -21
Goniodoris sp. 4 -1
Gymnodoris amakusana -2
Gymnodoris nigricolor -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -15
Hypselodoris roo -1
Jorunna sp. 3 -1
Niparaya sp. 13 -1
Okenia liklik -2
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Pleurobranchus weberi -1
Pteraeolidia semperi juveniles -2
Retusa sp. 5 live and shell -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -3
Trapania brunnea -1
Trapania sp. 4 -1 NEW SPECIES
Unidentia sp. 4 -3
Unidentia sp. 9 -1

Another summer entry

Almost ready

Substrate

Nevar searching

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Doto sp. 5

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Elysia sp. 11

Substrate

Elysia sp. 11

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

The "High-rise"

Atys semistriatus

Hypselodoris obscura

Cratena lineata

Jorunna sp. 3

Thuridilla carlsoni

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Facelina bourailli

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Niparaya sp. 13

Niparaya sp. 13

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Cratena lineata

Goniobranchus decorus

Gymnodoris amakusana

Retusa sp. 5 shell

Facelina sp. 11

Trapania brunnea

Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

Hypselodoris roo

Unidentia sp. 4

Atys semistriatus

Unidentia sp. 9

Goniodoridella sp. 1 mating pair?

Retusa sp. 5

Dermatobranchus sp. 12

Hypselodoris obscura mating pair

Goniobranchus daphne

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 4

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniobranchus splendidus

Goniodoris sp. 4

Goniodoris sp. 4

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Goniobranchus splendidus

Pleurobranchus weberi

Pleurobranchus weberi

Philinopsis speciosa

Pteraeolidia semperi juvenile

Goniodoridella savignyi

Tenellia sp. 23

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell

Trapania sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Trapania sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Trapania sp. 4  NEW SPECIES

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Facelina sp. 3

Costasiella kuroshimae 

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Gymnodoris nigricolor 

Goniobranchus geometricus

Okenia liklik

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell