SEA SLUGS

AND  OTHER  MARINE  INVERTEBRATES  OF  THE  TWEED - BYRON  COAST,  AUSTRALIA.

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HELP NEEDED! Any feedback on species not named, and corrections to my mistakes, would be greatly appreciated.

The locations given are where I have found these species but this does not imply that these are the only places
on the coast that they can be found.

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November - Finally, another update after drowning my camera, having to replace my housing and my computer dying.
Not a great few months but managed to find a few interesting species. Continuing very dry here but the river is still
very slow in building up. Unable to dive for a few weeks due to huge influx of "cornflake weed".

 

Trinchesia sp - Hastings Point - New

Facelina sp - Hastings Point - New

Ophiothrix sp? - Hastings Point - New

Ophiocoma sp? - In kelp holdfast, Seagull Rocks - New

Ophiothrix sp? - In kelp holdfast, Seagull Rocks - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Tapes dorsatus - Brunswick River - New

Acanthochitona sp? - In kelp holdfast, Seagull Rocks - New

Lysmata vittata - Brunswick River - New images

Janthina janthina - Brunswick Beach - New images

Chama pacifica - Brunswick River - New images

Scintilla sp? - Brunswick River - New

Cycloporus sp? - Brunswick River - New

Cycloporus sp? - Hastings Point - New

Paraplanocera sp? - Hastings Point - New images

Oncinopus sp? - Brunswick River - New 

 

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May - Even though we have not had excessive rain the river is still slow to build up species. A tropical cyclone
pushed a great deal of sand onto the rock walls covering a lot of the substrate. A dump of kelp and sponges at
Seagull Rocks produced a few species. Water temp is still warm and not a lot of planktonic species entering the river

 

Thysanozoon/Acanthozoon sp - Brunswick River - New

Leptoplana sp? - Brunswick River - New images

Pseudobiceros uniarborensis - Brunswick River - New images

Palmadusta humphreyii - Brunswick River - New images

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Ophiactis sp? - In kelp holdfast, Seagull Rocks - New

Species? - In kelp holdfast, Seagull Rocks - New

Eunice sp? - In kelp holdfast, Seagull Rocks - New

Eunice sp? - In kelp holdfast, Seagull Rocks - New

Thysanozoon/Acanthozoon sp - In kelp holdfast, Seagull Rocks - New

Stylochidae? - In kelp holdfast, Seagull Rocks - New 

 

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November - Just as the river began to hold some interesting species, storms and heavy rain
over several days flushed them away. Will now have to wait months for recovery.

 

Petalifera ramosa - Brunswick River - New images

Madrella ferruginosa - Brunswick River - New images

Fiona pinnata - Brunswick Beach - New images

Zygocanna buitendijki - Brunswick River - Identified

Rhopalonema velatum - Brunswick River - Identified

Amphogona apsteini - Brunswick River - Identified

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Eudendrium sp - Brunswick River - New

Dosima fascicularis - Planktonic, Brunswick Beach - New

Smilium peronii - Brunswick Beach - New images

Species? - On pumice - New

 

 

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