Thursday, December 26, 2019

Species List: 26-12-2019, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

33 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 26-12-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran and Nevar of 223 minutes. Maximum depth 5.8m, 26 C water temperature and up to 5 m viz.

More summer holiday river diving...Wouldn't be anywhere else.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Caloria indica -1
Cratena lineata -12
* Doto sp. 5 -30
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 11 -3
Flabellina lotos -4
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -1
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniobranchus geometricus -2
Goniobranchus splendidus -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -4
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -17
Gymnodoris amakusana -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -2
Haminoea sp. shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -15
Hypselodoris whitei -1
Myja longicornis -1
Niparaya sp. 10 -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Retusa sp. 5 -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Thuridilla carlsoni -1
Unidentia sp. 4 -3
Unidentia sp. 9 -2

Surface conditions 

Ready to go

Substrate

Elysia sp. 11

Goniodoridella sp. 1 

Goniobranchus daphne 

Goniobranchus decorus

 Facelina bourailli 

Substrate

The "Highrise"

Hypselodoris obscura

Hypselodoris obscura juvenile

Thuridilla carlsoni 

Phyllodesmium opalescens 

Myja longicornis 

Tenellia sp. 23 

Retusa sp. 5

Niparaya sp. 10 

Caloria indica

Doto sp. 5

Doto sp. 5

Doto sp. 5

Hypselodoris obscura

Substrate

Goniobranchus geometricus

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Goniobranchus daphne

Cratena lineata

Substrate

Flabellina lotos 

Gymnodoris amakusana 

Tenellia sp. 23 

Philinopsis speciosa 

Turbellarian

Unidentia sp. 9

Goniodoridella savignyi 

Philinopsis falciphallus

Gymnodoris sp. 17 

Facelina sp. 11

Cratena lineata

Goniobranchus splendidus 

Flabellina lotos 

Goniobranchus collingwoodi 

Bulbaeolidia alba 

Unidentia sp. 4 

Doto sp. 5 

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Unidentia sp. 9 

Hypselodoris whitei