Saturday, December 28, 2019

Species List: 28-12-2019, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

36 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 28-12-2019.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran, Nevar and David of 203 minutes. Maximum depth 6.4 m, 26 C water temperature and up to 4 m viz.

The water looks beautiful and another summer day of river diving is completed. It is interesting the different species when this site is compared to the others. And a sea horse as a bonus!

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Austrocylichna leucampyx shell -1
Costasiella kuroshimae -1
Cratena lineata -2
Cratena simba -2
Dermatobranchus sp. 7 -2
Elysia coodgeensis -2
Elysia sp. 11 -2
Eubranchus sp. 4 -1
Flabellina lotos -1
Goniobranchus collingwoodi -1
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniobranchus splendidus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -2
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -13
Gymnodoris amakusana -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -4
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -1
Hallaxa iju -2
Hypselodoris obscura -13
Hypselodoris whitei -3
Hypselodoris zephyra -1
Jorunna sp. 2 -2
Julia exquisita -1
Myja longicornis -2
Onchidoris maugeansis -1
Philinopsis lineolata -1
Philinopsis pilsbryi -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -22
Tenellia sibogae -3
Tenellia sp. 29 -1
Tenellia sp. 44 -2

Entry


Almost ready

Hallaxa iju

Cratena simba

Hypselodoris whitei 

Trapania brunnea

Tenellia sibogae 

Hypselodoris zephyra

Hypselodoris zephyra

Elysia sp. 11

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniobranchus daphne

Onchidoris maugeansis

Onchidoris maugeansis

Pteraeolidia semperi

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura

Dermatobranchus sp. 7

Cratena lineata

Gymnodoris sp. 10 mating

Substrate

Costasiella kuroshimae 

Unknown juvenile

Hallaxa iju

Dermatobranchus sp. 7 

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Tenellia sp. 29

Philinopsis lineolata 

Philinopsis lineolata 

Goniobranchus collingwoodi

Gymnodoris amakusana

Jorunna sp. 2

Bonus Sea Horse!

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Tenellia sp. 44

Goniodoridella savignyi

Jorunna sp. 2 

Philinopsis pilsbryi 

Goniobranchus decorus 

Myja longicornis

Eubranchus sp. 4 

Verconia simplex 

Unidentia sp. 9

Elysia sp. 11 

Elysia coodgeensis

Elysia coodgeensis

Julia exquisita

Myja longicornis

Goniobranchus daphne

Unidentia sp. 9