Monday, December 14, 2020

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

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

A single shore entry dive Gary, Fran and Never - Charlie in the beginning of 170 minutes. Maximum depth 5.6 m, 25 C water temperature, 2 m viz.

With big storms coming we opted to dive. Lots of silt and therefore low visibility. Some very interesting critters, although they are very small, were recorded. Some are similar to ones we know but we choose to keep them separate because they look different. Well my dream of recording 1000 species is real (for now!). 

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Atys sp. 6 -1
Costasiella sp. 6 -1
Doto sp. 7 -1 NEW SPECIES
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Elysia sp. 34 -1 NEW SPECIES
Eubranchus sp. 10 -4
Facelina sp. 11 -1
Flabellina lotos -3
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -10
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 13 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 20 -1
Hydatina physis -1
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -2
Liloa brevis shell -1
Limacia ornata -2
Mnestia sp. 1 -1
Myja hyotan -1
Niparaya sp. 1 -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -1
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Placida kevinleei -1
Polycera sp. 9 -1 NEW SPECIES no. 1000 for now!
Pteraeolidia semperi -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -1
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -2
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Tenellia sp. 44 -2
Tenellia sp. 69 -3
Unidentia sp. 1 -9
Unidentia sp. 2 -1
Unidentia sp. 3 -3

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Substrate

Substrate

Goniobranchus daphne

Unidentia sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 3

Hypselodoris obscura

Hypselodoris obscura

Gymnodoris sp. 20

Niparaya sp. 1

Eubranchus sp. 10

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Tenellia sp. 23

Pteraeolidia semperi

Myja hyotan

Placida kevinleei

Tenellia sp. 69

Tenellia sp. 44

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Mnestia sp. 1

Liloa brevis

Facelina sp. 11

Knoutsodonta maugeansis x2

Polycera sp. 9  NEW SPECIES

Polycera sp. 9  NEW SPECIES

Polycera sp. 9  NEW SPECIES

Limacia ornata

Sakuraeolis nungunoide

Unidentia sp. 1

Sakuraeolis nungunoide

Goniodoridella savignyi

Elysia sp. 34  NEW SPECIES

Elysia sp. 34  NEW SPECIES

Hydatina physis 

Elysia sp. 34  NEW SPECIES

Elysia sp. 34  NEW SPECIES

Polycera sp. 9  NEW SPECIES

Polycera sp. 9  NEW SPECIES

Polycera sp. 9  NEW SPECIES

Unidentia sp. 3

Retusa amphizosta

Unidentia sp. 3

Doto sp. 7  NEW SPECIES

Elysia sp. 11

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Atys sp. 6

Costasiella sp. 6

Philinopsis speciosa

Gymnodoris sp. 13 x2

Doto sp. 7  NEW SPECIES

Flabellina lotos