Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Species List: 16-04-2021, Rockwall Ledges, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 18 species sighted at Rockwall Ledges, Mooloolaba, Qld. 16-04-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary and David of 242 minutes. Maximum depth 3.1 m, 24 C water temperature, up to 5 m viz.

After about 7 years we returned to the Rockwall Ledges. The water was pretty clean accept for the parcels in the water column. There were some interesting species recorded including a new Goniodoridella sp. 15 at 3 mmm. Gymnodoris sp. 10 was most common today. David's first dive here and he turns over his first rock only to find two Spurilla braziliana with egg mass.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Cratena simba -1
Elysia pusilla -2
Flabellina lotos -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -2
Goniodoridella sp. 15 -1 NEW SPECIES
Gymnodoris amakusana -1
* Gymnodoris sp. 10 -12
Hypselodoris obscura -1
Myja sp. 1 -2
Placida kevinleei -2
Pteraeolidia semperi -5
Rostanga sp. 1 -1
Spurilla braziliana -1
Thordisa sp. -1 ??? 
Tornatina gordonis shell -1
Tornatina sp. 1 shell -2
Unidentia sp. 1 -1
Unidentia sp. 14 -1

That's me

Surface morning

David in ready

Substrate

Spurilla braziliana

The rock

Cratena simba

Green crab

Tornatina sp. 1

Elysia pusilla x2

Tornatina gordonis

Hypselodoris obscura

Substrate

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 14

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Gymnodoris amakusana

Substrate

Substrate

Placida kevinleei

Pteraeolidia semperi

Goniodoridella savignyi

Pteraeolidia semperi

Rostanga sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Pteraeolidia semper

Unidentia sp. 1

Tornatina sp. 1

Substrate

Substrate

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniodoridella sp. 15  NEW SPECIES

Goniodoridella sp. 15  NEW SPECIES

Goniodoridella sp. 15  NEW SPECIES

Goniodoridella sp. 15  NEW SPECIES

Goniodoridella sp. 15  NEW SPECIES

Substrate

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Flabellina lotos

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Placida kevinleei

Thordisa sp. ???

Substrate

Spurilla braziliana

Gymnodoris amakusana

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Pteraeolidia semperi

Rostanga sp. 1