Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Species List: 17-04-2021, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 25 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 17-04-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary and Sheryl (Fran and Nevar were in the water too) of 218 minutes. Maximum depth 6.3 m, 25 C water temperature, up to 8 m viz.

With a 1.2 m tidal flow it was time to get in the Toilet Block! After we looked at the water Harvey decided not to go because of the brown coloured water, we chose to keep on. When we dropped to the bottom we were blown away by the clarity! Another new species was recorded today just cap things off - 3 Tenellia sp. 71. And yes Flabellina lotos were everywhere.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Anteaeolidiella ireneae -3
Cratena lineata -19
Facelina bourailli -3
* Flabellina lotos -100+
Flabellina sp. 9 -1
Goniobranchus daphne -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -2
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -49
Goniodoridella sp. 5 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -many young
Liloa brevis shell -3
Lophodoris sp. 1 -1
Philinopsis gardineri -1
Philinopsis speciosa -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -1
Roxaniella leucampyx shell -1
Tenellia sibogae -1`
Tenellia sp. 23 -1
Tenellia sp. 47 -1
Tenellia sp. 71 -3 NEW SPECIES
Tornatina sp. 1 shell -1
Unidentia sp. 8 -1
Unidentia sp. 14 -1

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Substrate

Flabellina lotos

Substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Substrate

Roxaniella leucampyx

Flabellina lotos

Liloa brevis

Hypselodoris obscura

Substrate

Flatworm

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Substrate

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Substrate

Substrate

Scutus

Worm

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 8

Cratena lineata

Anteaeolidiella ireneae x2

Anteaeolidiella ireneae x2

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella savignyi

Tenellia sp. 23

Facelina bourailli

Facelina bourailli

Flabellina sp. 9

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Philinopsis gardineri

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Tornatina sp. 1

Flabellina lotos x2

Flabellina lotos x5

Substrate

Tenellia sibogae

Tenellia sp. 71  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sp. 71  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sp. 71  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sp. 47

Gymnodoris sp. 10

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Tenellia sp. 71  NEW SPECIES

Tenellia sp. 71  NEW SPECIES

Lophodoris sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Retusa amphizosta

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Philinopsis speciosa

Philinopsis speciosa

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Goniobranchus daphne

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniodoridella sp. 5

Goniodoridella sp. 5