Saturday, January 25, 2020

Species List: 25-01-2020, Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

26 species sighted at Rotunda upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 25-01-2020.

A single shore entry dive by Gary, Fran and Nevar of 185 minutes. Maximum depth 6.5 m, 25 C water temperature and up to 4m viz.

Just another summer dive in the river with friends...but with 2 NEW SPECIES! Nuff said.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. shell -2
Costasiella sp. 2 -1
Doto sp. 3 -2
Doto sp. 6 -8
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
Facelina bourailli -1
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina lotos -1
Haminoea sp. shell -1
Goniobranchus daphne -5
Goniobranchus decorus -1
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -8
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 25 -4
Hypselodoris jacksoni -1
* Hypselodoris obscura -18
Myja sp. 1 -2
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Tenellia sp. 62 -1 NEW SPECIES
Thuridilla carlsoni -3
Trapania toddi -1 NEW SPECIES
Weinkauffia reliqua shell -3

Morning entry

Serious stuff

Substrate

Trapania toddi  NEW SPECIES

Substrate

Substrate

Weinkauffia reliqua shell

Haminoea sp. shell

Tenellia sp. 62  NEW SPECIES

Flabellina lotos

Eubranchus sp. 10

Doto sp. 6

Hypselodoris jacksoni

Thuridilla carlsoni

Myja sp. 1

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniobranchus geometricus 

Goniodoridella sp. 1 

Doto sp. 3

Hypselodoris obscura

Facelina sp. 11

Gymnodoris sp. 25

Philinopsis speciosa

Unusual snail

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 1 mating pair

Goniodoridella savignyi

Eubranchus sp. 3 

Pteraeolidia semperi

Facelina bourailli

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Goniobranchus decorus