Saturday, February 20, 2021

Species List: 19-02-2021, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 16 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 19-02-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary and Harvey of 300 minutes. Maximum depth 6.2 m, 26 C water temperature, up to 3 m viz.

Today I dived with the TG-6 and it internal light-ring and the housing again. Here are the results. Lots of silt and slow tidal flow equals "snow". Some nice finds were recorded today and no Unidentia species were to be seen! Two Anteaeolidiella ireneae with egg masses were nice to find up in the shallows. But, from under a rock came our newest species Discodorid sp. 1, a great match in Gosliners NSSI-2 and a real surprise. 

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Anteaeolidiella ireneae -2
Cratena simba -1
Discodorid sp. 1 -1 NEW SPECIES
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
Facelina sp. 10 -2
* Flabellina lotos -10
Goniobranchus daphne -3
Goniodoridella savignyi -3
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -3
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -4
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -2
Liloa brevis shell -6
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Tenellia sp. 47 -1
Tornatina sp. 1 shell -2

Overcast entry

Ready

Substrate

Liloa brevis

Tornatina sp. 1

Tenellia sp. 23

Hypselodoris obscura

Anteaeolidiella ireneae egg mass

Flatworm

Facelina sp. 10

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Goniodoridella savignyi

Cratena simba

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Tornatina sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Discodorid sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Discodorid sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Discodorid sp. 1  NEW SPECIES
close-up of mantle showing small pustules and brown spots

Shoot

Flatworm

Flabellina lotos

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Tenellia sp. 47

Flabellina lotos

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa

Goniobranchus daphne

Substrate

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Shoot

Substrate

Liloa brevis

Knoutsodonta maugeansis

Cratena simba

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Discodorid sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Discodorid sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Discodorid sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Discodorid sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Discodorid sp. 1  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sp. 47

Tenellia sp. 47

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Anteaeolidiella ireneae