Sunday, December 6, 2020

Species List: 05-12-2020, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

41 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 05-12-2020.

A single night shore entry dive Gary, Fran, Nevar and David of 302 minutes. Maximum depth 6.0 m, 25 C water temperature, 5 m viz.

With a 1.2 m tidal flow we got in 3 hours before high tide. Magic was about to happen... Bursatella leachii a new record for this great river. Aplysia nigrocincta and Goniodoris joubini were also recorded and are new records for the river, magic does happen! Aglaja fulvipunctata, Phyllaplysia lafonti, Dendrodoris nigra and Madrella sanguinea were showing their commonality tonight. Hydatina physis were out feeding and stunning as usual. A couple of species were locating with the UV light and both were vivid and bright being Bulla vernicosa and Facelina sp. 3. This new light, thank you David, will be mandatory for night hunting. After 302 minutes we recorded 1 new species and 3 new records for the river (actually 4). That totals 482 river, 994 Sunshine Coast.

E P I C !

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Aglaja fulvipunctata -19
Aplysia nigrocincta -3 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Atys semistriatus -2
Bulla vernicosa -1
Bursatella leachii -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Dendrodoris arborescens -3
Dendrodoris nigra -18 
Facelina sp. 3 -1
Goniobranchus setoensis -4
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -27
Goniodoris joubini -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Goniodoris sp. 6 -1 Second sighting!
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -3
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -2
Hydatina physis -6
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Kaloplocamus sp. 3 -1
Liloa brevis shell -1
Madrella sanguinea -14
Mnestia sp. 1 -1
Notobryon wardi -1
Okenia plana -2
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Placida kevinleei -1
Pleurobranchaea sp. 1 -1
Pleurobranchus sp. 1 -1
Plocamopherus ceylonicus -2
Phyllaplysia lafonti -8
Phyllaplysia sp. 5 -2
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -1
Siphopteron makisig -2
Stiliger ornatus -3 NEW SPECIES
Tenellia ornata -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -3
Thordisa sp. 5 -1 Second sighting!
Trapania brunnea -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -3
Unidentia sp. 2 -1
Unidentia sp. 9 -1
Unidentia sp. 11 -1
Verconia simplex -3

Entry

Bursatella leachii  NEW RECORD FOR RIVE

Bursatella leachii  NEW RECORD FOR RIVE

Bursatella leachii  NEW RECORD FOR RIVE

Bursatella leachii  NEW RECORD FOR RIVE

Bursatella leachii  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Hydatina physis

Stiliger ornatus  NEW SPECIES

Siphopteron makisig

Madrella sanguinea

Madrella sanguinea

Placida kevinleei

Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Liloa brevis

Aglaja fulvipunctata

Sakuraeolis nungunoide

Hydatina physis

Verconia simplex

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 11

Phyllaplysia lafonti

Kaloplocamus sp. 3

Madrella sanguinea

Phyllaplysia lafonti

Aglaja fulvipunctata x2

Tenellia sp. 23

Dendrodoris nigra

Madrella sanguinea

Madrella sanguinea x3

Thordisa sp. 5  Second sighting

Notobryon wardi

Aglaja fulvipunctata x3

Bulla vernicosa

Atys semistriatus

Dendrodoris arborescens

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Phyllaplysia sp. 5

Unidentia sp. 1

Mnestia sp. 1 

Phyllaplysia sp. 5

Unidentia sp. 2

Aglaja fulvipunctata

Goniodoris joubini  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Goniodoris joubini  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Aplysia nigrocincta  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Dendrodoris arborescens

Facelina sp. 3

Flatworm

Goniodoris sp. 6  Second sighting

Okenia plana

Siphopteron makisig

Siphopteron makisig

Dendrodoris arborescens

Stiliger ornatus  NEW SPECIES

Stiliger ornatus  NEW SPECIES

Trapania brunnea

Tenellia ornata

Flatworm

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Siphopteron makisig

Stiliger ornatus damaged NEW SPECIES 

Siphopteron makisig

Placida kevinleei

Aglaja fulvipunctata

Hypselodoris obscura

Kaloplocamus sp. 3

Verconia simplex

Goniobranchus setoensis

Madrella sanguinea

Tenellia sp. 23

Pleurobranchaea sp. 1

Okenia plana x2

Phyllaplysia sp. 5

Bursatella leachii  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Atys semistriatus