Thursday, December 10, 2020

Species List: 09-12-2020, Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 50 species sighted at Fish Cage upriver, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 09-12-2020.

A single shore entry dive Gary and Harvey of 247 minutes. Maximum depth 5.7 m, 24 C water temperature, 2-4 m viz.

Ahh midweek diving! Perfect setting - warm sun, easterly wind, glassy surface and lots of critters! I mean 50 species is special and remember it is only a mucky ole river. Finding the second Sagaminopteron pohnpei was a treat. Niparaya sp. 25 was found on the sand several times. And recording Okenia liklik again - well it makes me smile! Another new species was recorded today - Eubranchus sp. 20.Yet again the river gives...another epic dive.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Colinatys sp. 1 shell -1
Costasiella kuroshimae -1
Cratena lineata -1
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -3
Eubranchus sp. 20 -1 NEW SPECIES
Facelina sp. 11 -3
Flabellina lotos -1
Goniobranchus daphne -4
Goniobranchus setoensis -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -7
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -27
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -3
Goniodoridella sp. 7 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 19 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 20 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -2
Liloa brevis shell -7
Liloa curta -1
Limacia ornata -1
Mnestia sp. 1 -1
Myja hyotan -1
Myja sp. 1 -1
Niparaya sp. 1 -1
Niparaya sp. 25 -7
Okenia liklik -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Placida kevinleei -2
Polycera sp. 1 -3
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -4
Retusa sp. 1 shell -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -2
Sakuraeolis nungunoides juvenile -1
Sagaminopteron pohnpei -1 Second animal recorded
Tenellia sibogae -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -5
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 66 -6
Tenellia sp. 69 -5
Unidentia sp. 1 -7
Unidentia sp. 2 -1
Unidentia sp. 11 -1
Unidentia sp. 14 -1

Entry

Surface

Ready

Substrate

Polycera sp. 1

Polycera sp. 1 x2

Tenellia sp. 24

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniodoridella savignyi

Liloa brevis

Costasiella kuroshimae

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Roxaniella leucampyx

Facelina sp. 11

Retusa amphizosta

Tenellia sp. 66

Unidentia sp. 14

Unidentia sp. 11

Tenellia sp. 23

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Philinopsis speciosa

Pteraeolidia semperi

Okenia liklik

Eubranchus sp. 3

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Niparaya sp. 1

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Facelina sp. 11

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Myja hyotan

Flatworm

Shoot

Tenellia sp. 69

Philinopsis falciphallus

Goniobranchus setoensis

Tenellia sp. 23

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Flatworm

Tenellia sp. 66

Limacia ornata

Myja sp. 1

Flatworms x4

Flatworm

Mnestia sp. 1

Liloa curta

Roxaniella leucampyx

Placida kevinleei

Eubranchus sp. 10

Eubranchus sp. 10

Cratena lineata

Sagaminopteron pohnpei

Sagaminopteron pohnpei

Fish Cage

Flabellina lotos

Tenellia sibogae