Monday, December 21, 2020

Species List: 20-12-2020, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

33 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 19-12-2020.

A single shore entry dive Gary, Fran and Nevar of 170 minutes. Maximum depth 5.7 m, 26 C water temperature, up to 3 m viz.

After yesterdays dive we thought about doing another. Not quite as good as yesterday but still interesting. Recording another Julia exquisita and Hallaxa iju was exciting. What a difference one site produces compared to another.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cratena lineata -8
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -many babies
Facelina sp. 11 -2
Flabellina lotos -9
Goniobranchus daphne -4
Goniobranchus setoensis -1
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -18
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 13 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 17 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 25 -1
Hallaxa iju -1
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -1
Hypselodoris obscura -9
Julia exquisita -1
Kabeiro christianae -2
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -2
Liloa brevis shell -4, live -1
Niparaya sp. 21 -1
Philinopsis pilsbryi -2
Phyllodesmium opalescens -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -2, live -1
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Rostanga sp. 1 -1
Tenellia sibogae -3
Tenellia sp. 23 -5
Thuridilla carlsoni -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -11
Unidentia sp. 2 -2
Unidentia sp. 14 -1

Entry

Ready

Surface

Substrate

Substrate

Retusa amphizosta

Retusa amphizosta

Haminoea sp. 19

Retusa amphizosta

Liloa brevis

Niparaya sp. 21

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Liloa brevis

Goniodoridella sp. 1



Philinopsis pilsbryi

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Tenellia sp. 23

Philinopsis pilsbryi

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Facelina sp. 11

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Julia exquisita

Unidentia sp. 1

Searching

Searching

Hypselodoris obscura

Gymnodoris sp. 17

Goniobranchus setoensis

Liloa brevis

Bulbaeolidia alba

Cratena lineata

Thuridilla carlsoni

Hallaxa iju

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Flabellina lotos

Kabeiro christianae

Hypselodoris obscura

Cratena lineata

Goniobranchus daphne

Elysia sp. 11

Tenellia sibogae

Julia exquisita

Julia exquisita

Phyllodesmium opalescens

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Flabellina lotos

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Rostanga sp. 1

Gymnodoris sp. 25

Tenellia sp. 23

Cratena lineata

Flatworm

Thuridilla carlsoni

Hallaxa iju

Gymnodoris sp. 13

Goniobranchus setoensis

Unidentia sp. 14