Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Species List: 18-04-2021, Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld.

 25 species sighted at Toilet Block, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba, Qld. 18-04-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary and Harvey of 263 minutes. Maximum depth 5.2 m, 25 C water temperature, up to 6 m viz.

After Harvey "piked" out yesterday he decided to try once more. After a night of some rain the water clarity dropped a little showing some particles in the water column. The vis was still great. We concentrated in the area between the marker and the wall. Some nice critters were recorded. Two new species one of them new record for the river. 

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Anteaeolidiella ireneae -1
Bulbaeolidia alba -1
Cratena lineata -38
Discodoris lilacina -1
Diversidoris aurantionodulosa -1
Doris viridis -1 NEW RECORD FOR RIVER
Facelina sp. 3 -2
Facelina sp. 11 -1
* Flabellina lotos -100+ 
Goniobranchus daphne -2
Goniodoridella savignyi -1
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -38
Goniodoridella sp. 6 -3
Goniodoridella sp. 9 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -2
Liloa brevis shell -2
Niparaya sp. 11 -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -1
Tenellia sp. 23 -2
Tenellia sp. 47 -1
Tenellia sp. 48 -1
Unidentia sp. 12 -1
Unidentia sp. 14 -3
Unidentia sp. 15 -1 NEW SPECIES

Entry

Surface

Who is that?

Ready

Substrate

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 12

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Substrate

Shoot

Substrate

Hypselodoris obscura

Facelina sp. 11

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Flabellina lotos  x2

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Flabellina lotos x6

Unidentia sp. 14

Goniodoridella sp. 9

Channel marker

Tenellia sp. 23

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Flatworm

Doris viridis  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Doris viridis  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Unidentia sp. 14

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Flabellina lotos mating pair

Flabellina lotos mating pair

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa

Facelina sp. 3 x2

Flatworm

Flabellina lotos

Unidentia sp. 15  NEW SPECIES

Unidentia sp. 15  NEW SPECIES

Cratena lineata

Flabellina lotos x4

Liloa brevis

Tenellia sp. 47

Niparaya sp. 11

Flabellina lotos

Flatworm

Goniodoridella savignyi

Flatworm

Retusa amphizosta

Tenellia sp. 48

Anteaeolidiella ireneae

Bulbaeolidia alba

Discodoris lilacina

Diversidoris aurantionodulosa

Doris viridis  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Doris viridis  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Doris viridis  NEW RECORD FOR RIVER

Tenellia sp. 48

Tenellia sp. 71

Tenellia sp. 71

Tenellia sp. 71

Tenellia sp. 71

Facelina sp. 3

Flatworm

Flatworm

Goniobranchus daphne

Goniodoridella sp. 6

Goniodoridella sp. 9