Saturday, September 18, 2021

Species List: 16-09-2021, Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

 26 species sighted at Fish Cage, La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 16-09-2021.

A single shore entry dive with Gary and Harvey of 241 minutes. Maximum depth 6.1 m, 21 C water temperature, up to 5 m viz.

Mid-week diving into night, how good is that? The water looked great. Some interesting critters were recorded including two live Retusa amphizosta, Chromodoris sp. 7, Cratena pawarshindeorum and Lomanotus sp. 7. 

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Chromodoris sp. 7 -1
Costasiella kuroshimae -1
Cratena lineata -32
Cratena pawarshindeorum -1
Doto sp. 3 -2
Elysia sp. 11 -1
Flabellina lotos -7
Goniobranchus daphne -6
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniodoridella savignyi -21 
* Goniodoridella sp. 1 -50+
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -1
Hypselodoris obscura -3
Knoutsodonta maugeansis -many young
Liloa brevis shell -2
Limacia ornata -2
Lomanotus sp. 7 -1
Myja sp. 1 -1
Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile -1
Plocamopherus ceylonicus -1
Retusa amphizosta live -2
Trapania brunnea -1
Unidentia sp. 1 -16
Unidentia sp. 2 -4
Unidentia sp. 13 -1
Unidentia sp. 14 -4

Entry

Clarity

Surface

Ready

Flabellina lotos

Cratena lineata

Retusa amphizosta

Liloa brevis

Unidentia sp. 14

Unidentia sp. 2

Pleurobranchus peronii juvenile

Egg mass

Elysia sp. 11

Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Knoutsodonta maugeansis many young

Substrate

Substrate

Unidentia sp. 1

Flabellina lotos

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Lomanotus sp. 7

Lomanotus sp. 7

Lomanotus sp. 7

Doto sp. 3

Unidentia sp. 1

Myja sp. 1

Costasiella kuroshimae

Goniobranchus daphne

Searching

Substrate

Doto sp. 3

Goniodoridella savignyi

Goniobranchus daphne

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Limacia ornata

Limacia ornata

Hypselodoris obscura

Hypselodoris obscura gills

Flabellina lotos

Hypselodoris obscura

Cratena pawarshindeorum

Trapania brunnea

Chromodoris sp. 7

Retusa amphizosta

Unidentia sp. 13 -1