SEA SLUGS

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

UPDATES

Latest additions. New species on site and better images of species already listed.

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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August - Conditions in river slowly improving, due to severe drought.

 

Chelidonura electra - Hastings Point - New

Siphonosoma sp? - Planktonic, Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Eunice sp? - Hastings Point - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Turbonilla gravicosta - Hastings Point - New

Sticteulima sp - Brunswick beach - New

Chaetopterus sp? - Planktonic, Brunswick River - New

Tubulariidae - Brunswick River - New

Trypaea australiensis - Brunswick River - New images

Species? - Brunswick Heads beach - New

Species? - Brunswick Heads beach - New

 

 

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April - Conditions in river still terrible so no diving, only finds
are from occasional strandings on beach

 

Laodicea fertilis - Brunswick River - Identified

Ophiomaza cacaotica - Brunswick River - Identified

Lurymare clavocapitata - Brunswick River - Identified

Hyperiid Amphipod - Brunswick River - New

Hyperiid Amphipod - Brunswick River - New

Amphipod - Brunswick Beach - New

Hyperiid Amphipod - Brunswick River - New

Phrikoceros baibaiye - Hastings Point - Identified

Pseudoceros goslineri - Hastings Point - Identified

Pseudoceros leptostictus - Hastings Point - Identified

Cestoplana rubrocincta - Hastings Point - Identified

Enchiridium japonicum - Hastings Point - Identified

Paraplanocera marginata - Brunswick River - Identified

Lophozozymus pulchellus - Ocean Shores beach - New

Plexauridae? - Brunswick beach - New

Plexauridae? - Brunswick beach - New images

Terebellidae - Ocean Shores beach - New

Hyastenus elatus - Ocean Shores beach - New

Portunus sp - Planktonic, Brunswick River - New

Megalops - Brunswick beach - New

Megalops - Brunswick beach - New

Juvenile Hermit crab - Brunswick beach - New

Species? - Ocean Shores beach - New

Acanthachitona sp? - Ocean Shores beach - New

 

 

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October - Conditions in river still poor. Hastings Point covered in sand and will
take months to clear. Again, just a few finds. For those into surfing, I have put up a
a few old surf shots from Maui

 

Maui surf - New

Petricia vernicina - Ocean Shores Beach - New

Pycnogonida - Ocean Shores Beach - New

Cercodemas anceps - Ocean Shores Beach - New images

Proceraea sp? - Ocean Shores Beach - New

Alpheus sp - Ocean Shores Beach - New

Meridiastra oriens - Hastings Point - Identified

Sigapatella hedleyi - Brunswick Beach - New

Rissoina (Phosinella) allanae - Hastings Point - New images

Acoela - Ocean Shores Beach - New images

Amaea xenicima - Brunswick Beach - New

 

 

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August - Conditions in river still poor. Just a few finds

 

Peltogaster sp? - Hastings Point - New

Gonodactylidae - Brunswick Beach - New

Juvenile lobster - Brunswick Beach - New

Shrimp - Brunswick Beach - New

Cumacea - Brunswick Beach - New

Zafra troglodytes - Hastings Point - New

Abylopsis eschscholtzii - Brunswick Beach - New

Bassia bassensis - Brunswick Beach - New

Oxycephalus sp - Brunswick Beach - New

Phronima sp - Brunswick Beach - New

 

 

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May - Very little to report since last update. Deteriorating conditions in the river for many months and then two big rain events
including an ex-cyclone have left the river with little marine life. It will be several months before diving might be worthwhile.

 

Sapphirina sp? - Brunswick River - New

Amphipoda - Ocean Shores beach - New

Gnathiidae - Brunswick River - New

Eirene hexanemalis - Brunswick River - New

Charybdis feriatus - Ocean Shores beach - New image

Sacculina sp? - Hastings Point - New

Temnopleurus toreumaticus? - Brunswick River - New

Enneagonum hyalinum - Ocean Shores Beach - New image

Abylopsis tetragona - Ocean Shores beach - New

 

 

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November - The river slowly improving, worth a dive soon.

 

Plagusia squamosa - Hastings Point - New

Species? - Hastings Point - New images

Mesanthura moroea? - Hastings Point - New

Zoothamnium niveum? - Brunswick River - New

Beroe sp? - Brunswick River - New

Ocyropsis sp - Brunswick River - New

Beroe sp? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Stiliger smaragdinus - Hastings Point - New

Nanomia sp - Brunswick River - New images

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Cavoliniidae - Brunswick River - New

Parapenaeonella distincta - Parasitic on prawn - New

Octolasmis sp - Endozoic on crab - New

Seila sp - Brunswick River - New

Clathropsis sp? - Brunswick River - New

Seila crocea - Hastings Point - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Selenaria sp - Hastings Point - New

Juvenile Stomatopod - Brunswick River - New

 

 

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June - Everything was improving until a huge East Coast Low moved in along
the entire coast and hammered it! The river will take months to recover.

 

Notarchus indicus - Brunswick Beach - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Ocean Shores Beach - New

Species? - Ocean Shores Beach - New

Species? - Ocean Shores Beach - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Diacria quadridentata ? - Brunswick River - New

Beroe sp? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Polynoidae - Brunswick River - New

Chelophyes appendiculata - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Species? - Brunswick River - New

Noctiluca scintillans - Brunswick River - New

Larval Zoanthidea? - Brunswick River - New

Larval Sipunculid - Brunswick River - New

Larval Polychaete - Brunswick River - New

Veliger - Brunswick River - New

 

 

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