Thursday, October 7, 2021

Species List: 06-10-2021, Fish Cage to Rotunda ('Route 66'), La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Qld.

36 species sighted at Fish Cage to Rotunda ('Route 66'), La Balsa Park, Mooloolah River, Sunshine Coast, Qld. 06-10-2021.

A single shore entry dive, night morning come day with Gary and Harvey of 244 minutes. Maximum depth 6.1 m, 22 C water temperature, up to 5 m viz.

Midweek diving what a pleasure on this beautiful day! 'Route 66'contiues to be very productive. Again 35 species was an epic outing. A new species of Gymnodoris was recorded as well. This newbie resembles G. sp. 10 but has circular gills. A large Placida kevinleei was recorded today too. Right after that Goniodoris sp. 4 was found....noyce! And as you all know finding another Lophodoris sp. 1 brings me happiness. Surprisingly Flabellina lotos is on the decline with only 2 animals found.

Species and number thereof sighted
* Species with highest specimen count

Berthella stellata -many young
Bulbaeolidia alba -4
Costasiella kuroshimae -6
Cratena lineata -24
Doto sp. 4 -1 or more
Elysia sp. 11 -4
Eubranchus sp. 3 -1
Eubranchus sp. 10 -1
Flabellina lotos -2
Goniobranchus aureopurpureus -1
Goniobranchus daphne -17
Goniobranchus geometricus -1
Goniobranchus sp. 6 -1
* Goniodoridella savignyi -34
Goniodoridella sp. 1 -22
Goniodoris sp. 4 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 10 -2
Gymnodoris sp. 22 -1
Gymnodoris sp. 31 -1 NEW SPECIES
Hypselodoris jacksoni -1
Hypselodoris obscura -5
Liloa brevis -2
Lophodoris sp. 1 -1
Placida kevinleei -1
Plocamopherus ceylonicus -1
Philinopsis pilsbryi -1
Retusa amphizosta shell -2
Retusa sp. 7 shell -1
Tenellia sp. 24 -1
Tenellia sp. 44 -1
Tenellia sp. 66 -1
Tenellia puellula -1
Thuridilla carlsoni -2
Unidentia sp. 1 -14
Unidentia sp. 3 -4
Unidentia sp. 14 -20

Entry

Gear-up

Surface

Out of the gloom...

Flabellina lotos

Cratena lineata

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Liloa brevis

Snail

Elysia sp. 11 x2

Unidentia sp. 1

Cratena lineata

Goniodoridella savignyi

Eubranchus sp. 3

Tenellia sp. 66

Searching

Unidentia sp. 3

Goniobranchus daphne 

Lamellaria

Berthella stellata many young

Retusa amphizosta

Goniodoridella savignyi mating

Bulbaeolidia alba

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Unidentia sp. 3

Gymnodoris sp. 31  NEW SPECIES

Gymnodoris sp. 31  NEW SPECIES

Gymnodoris sp. 31  NEW SPECIES

Gymnodoris sp. 31  NEW SPECIES

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Gymnodoris sp. 22

Costasiella kuroshimae

Costasiella kuroshimae

Elysia sp. 11

Costasiella kuroshimae

Flatworm

Bulbaeolidia alba

Cratena lineata

Placida kevinleei

Tenellia sp. 44

Doto sp. 4 - 1 or more

Goniodoridella savignyi

Thuridilla carlsoni

Goniobranchus geometricus

Lophodoris sp. 1 

Goniodoris sp. 4

Retusa sp. 7

Hypselodoris obscura

Plocamopherus ceylonicus

Bulbaeolidia alba

Retusa amphizosta

Unidentia sp. 14

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Bulbaeolidia alba

Unidentia sp. 14

Elysia sp. 11

Philinopsis pilsbryi

Unidentia sp. 14

Gymnodoris sp. 10

Flabellina lotos

Goniobranchus sp. 6

Flatworm

Transformer?

Tenellia sp. 66

Doto sp. 4 

Goniodoris sp. 4 

Goniobranchus aureopurpureus

Lophodoris sp. 1 

Goniodoridella sp. 1

Tenellia puellula

Goniobranchus sp. 6

Tenellia sp. 44