Dive Report

18-01-2021 Bornella Reef

Jan 18, 2021

DAY/DATE

Monday

18/01/2021

SITE/S

Bornella Reef

Mudjimba Island

PARTICIPANTS

Julie, Terry, David

 

TYPE

Subtidal

 

MODE

Boat Dives

 

VESSEL

More Mischief

 

DIVE

1

2

SITE/S

Bornella Reef

Bornella Reef

SPECIES #

26

24

DURATION

95 Min

93 Min

DEPTH/RANGE

10-15m

10-15m

TEMP.

26 C

26 C

VIS.

12 m

12 m

SURGE

Light

Light

CURRENT

Nil

Nil

COMMENTS & OBSERVATIONS

Having received reports that good visibility had returned at Mudjimba Island last week, we headed up that way in More Mischief. The swell was small and the boat rode easily at anchor. There was very little surge and reasonable visibility making for enjoyable dives. The shallow depths also facilitated longer dives. Some of the not-so-common species sighted include: Diversidoris crocea, Hypselodoris apolegma, Hypselodoris imperialis, Marionia rubra, Tenellia sp. 01 and Trapania vitta. Of the 39 species total, 25 species were dorids, 16 of which are of the Chromodorididae family and 7 of those belonging to the Hypselodoris genus.

TOTAL SPECIES SIGHTED: 39

 

SPECIES LIST – ALPHABETICAL

Bornella anguilla -/1
Chromodoris elisabethina 2/-
Chromodoris kuiteri 2/-
Dermatobranchus rodmani -/2
Diversidoris crocea 1/-
Doriprismatica atromarginata 9/17
Flabellina sp. 08 -/1
Glossodoris rufomarginata 2/-
Goniobranchus daphne -/1
Goniobranchus sp. 06 2/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 6/6
Hypselodoris apolegma 1/-
Hypselodoris bullockii 1/-
Hypselodoris imperialis 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni -/2
Hypselodoris maritima 1/1
Hypselodoris whitei -/1
Hypselodoris zephyra -/1
Jorunna sp. 03 -/1
Marionia rubra 4/-
Phyllidia elegans 4/4
Phyllidia ocellata 1/1
Phyllidia picta 1/-
Phyllidia sp. 04 1/-
Phyllidia varicosa 2/-
Phyllidiella lizae 1/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 8/7
Phyllodesmium magnum -/1
Pteraeolidia semperi 2/-
Roboastra luteolineata -/1
Sagaminopteron ornatum 2/2
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum 1/-
Tenellia sibogae -/6
Tenellia sp. 01 1/-
Thuridilla carlsoni -/1
Thuridilla cf. splendens 6/5
Trapania vitta 2/-
Tritoniopsis elegans 1/1
Verconia norba -/1

SPECIES GROUPED BY ORDER

Nudibranchia
Bornella anguilla -/1
Chromodoris elisabethina 2/-
Chromodoris kuiteri 2/-
Dermatobranchus rodmani -/2
Diversidoris crocea 1/-
Doriprismatica atromarginata 9/17
Flabellina sp. 08 -/1
Glossodoris rufomarginata 2/-
Goniobranchus daphne -/1
Goniobranchus sp. 06 2/1
Goniobranchus splendidus 6/6
Hypselodoris apolegma 1/-
Hypselodoris bullockii 1/-
Hypselodoris imperialis 1/-
Hypselodoris jacksoni -/2
Hypselodoris maritima 1/1
Hypselodoris whitei -/1
Hypselodoris zephyra -/1
Jorunna sp. 03 -/1
Marionia rubra 4/-
Phyllidia elegans 4/4
Phyllidia ocellata 1/1
Phyllidia picta 1/-
Phyllidia sp. 04 1/-
Phyllidia varicosa 2/-
Phyllidiella lizae 1/1
Phyllidiella pustulosa 8/7
Phyllodesmium magnum -/1
Pteraeolidia semperi 2/-
Roboastra luteolineata -/1
Tenellia sibogae -/6
Tenellia sp. 01 1/-
Trapania vitta 2/-
Tritoniopsis elegans 1/1
Verconia norba -/1

Cephalaspidea
Sagaminopteron ornatum 2/2
Sagaminopteron psychedelicum 1/-

Sacoglossa
Thuridilla carlsoni -/1
Thuridilla cf. splendens 6/5

Umbraculoidea

Pleurobranchoidea

Anaspidea

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