Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Species List: 28-12-2020, Fish Cage up river, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

47 species sighted at Fish Cage up river, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 28-12-2020.

A single shore entry day come night dive with Gary, David, Tracey and Harvey of 320 minutes. Maximum depth 5.7 m, 27 C water temperature, up to 3 m viz.

Interestingly as we drifted to the trees an expensive sailboat crashed into the Toilet Block marker where the mast broke over it. With lots of rain predicted we opted to dive instead of eating and drinking. Some very interesting critters were recorded including two new species and one new record for the river.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count
 
Aglaja fulvipunctata -1
Atys semistriatus -3
Bulla quoyii -1
Cerberilla ambonensis -1
Chromodoris sp. 6 -1 NEW SPECIES
Colinatys sp. 1 -2
Cratena lineata -6
Dendrodoris arborescens -1
Dendrodoris nigra -2
Eubranchus sp. 10 -20+
Facelina sp. 3 -2
Facelina sp. 11 -4
* Flabellina lotos -24
Godiva sp.2 -3
Goniobranchus daphne -6
Goniobranchus setoensis -2
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -12
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -3
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 28 -3 NEW SPECIES
Haminoea sp. 19 shell -2
Hypselodoris obscura -9
Kaloplocamus peludo -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -3
Liloa brevis shell -7
Limacia ornata -1
Notobryon wardi -1
Philinopsis falciphallus -2
Philinopsis lineolata -1
Philinopsis pilsbryi -2
Philinopsis speciosa -3
Plocamopherus pecoso -1
Pteraeolidia semperi -2
Retusa amphizosta shell -3
Retusa sp. 6 shell -1
Ringicula sp. 1 shell -1
Rostanga sp. 1 -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -1
Sakuraeolis nungunoides -2
Tenellia sibogae -17
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Tenellia sp. 70 -2
Tornatina sp. 1 shell -2
Unidentia sp. 1 -2
Unidentia sp. 2 -2
Unidentia sp. 3 -1
Unidentia sp. 14 -2

Surface

Substrate

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Retusa sp. 6

Goniobranchus daphne

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Tenellia sp. 70

Tenellia sibogae

Colinatys sp. 1

Substrate

Liloa brevis

Liloa brevis

Tornatina sp. 1

Hypselodoris obscura

Flabellina lotos x2

Unidentia sp. 3

Kaloplocamus peludo  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Goniobranchus daphne

Haminoea sp. 19

Ringicula sp. 1

Facelina sp. 11

Roxaniella leucampyx

Rostanga sp. 1

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Substrate

Eubranchus sp. 10

Unidentia sp. 2

Unidentia sp. 1

Haminoea sp. 19

Eubranchus sp. 10

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Chromodoris sp. 6  NEW SPECIES

Chromodoris sp. 6  NEW SPECIES

Philinopsis pilsbryi

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Philinopsis falciphallus

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Goniodoridella sp. 1 mating pair

Atys semistriatus

Goniobranchus setoensis

Bulla quoyii

Tenellia sp. 70 and Tenellia sibogae

Cratena lineata

Gymnodoris sp. 28  NEW SPECIES

Gymnodoris sp. 28  NEW SPECIES

Worm

Gymnodoris sp. 28  NEW SPECIES

Philinopsis speciosa pale

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Facelina sp. 11

Chromodoris sp. 6  NEW SPECIES

Philinopsis pilsbryi

Dendrodoris nigra

Atys semistriatus

Facelina sp. 3

Tenellia sibogae x4

Plocamopherus pecoso



Philinopsis falciphallus

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Coral under UV

Limacia ornata

Bulla quoyii under UV

Tenellia sp. 70

Tenellia sp. 70

Tenellia sibogae slime

Fish Cage

Philinopsis speciosa pale

Philinopsis speciosa pale

Retusa amphizosta

Philinopsis lineolata