Recording Marine Life


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Records of Goniodoris nodosa

Number seen/Abundance Date Location Comments Recorded by
2 2010-03-02 Greencliff, near Westward Ho
Semi exposed rocky shore, facing north west, wave cut platform with gullies, some sand at low water
low shore with eggs on rock Paula Ferris
4 2010-03-16 Hartland Quay
Rocky shore below the former quay, wave cut platform of differentially eroded sandstone & slate beds alongside sandy bay
2 pairs with eggs under separate flat stones Paula Ferris
20 plus 22/01/2011 Downend, Croyde
gullies parallel to shore low shore, rocky platform
on shady vertical surfaces parallel to shore, in groups alongside egg strings Paula Ferris
abundant 19/02/2011 Downend Croyde
Low shore gullies off NW SE fault line across shore platform
up to a dozen or so egg laying on most vertical surfaces parallel to sea low shore Paula Ferris
20 21/03/2011 Lee Bay, Ilfracombe
Gently sloping shore, expanse of rocks flanking sand, fresh water stream. Good algae cover
several small scattered groups on steep surfaces low shore Paula Ferris
3 10/03/2012 Downend, Croyde
Diagonal cross-cutting rocky shore gulley and adjacent shore platform at low water
small cluster on gulley wall, but none in customary places yet Paula Ferris
1 04/06/2012 Greencliff
Area of overhanging rock strata running at right-angles to the sea, with gullies open to NW, often sandy-bottomed. Lower part of wave-cut platform, with upper beach comprising large and very dynamic pebble ridge backed by high cliffs. Erosion of softer rock has created many shady crevices.
Not this species, but GONIODORIS CASTANEA (not listed by MarLIN). Found on ascidians. [IMAGE submitted] Robert Durrant
9 05/06/2012 Greencliff
Area of overhanging rock strata running at right-angles to the sea, with gullies open to NW, often sandy-bottomed. Lower part of wave-cut platform, with upper beach comprising large and very dynamic pebble ridge backed by high cliffs. Erosion of softer rock has created many shady crevices.
As yesterday, this is to record the species G. CASTANEA, known to be scarce. [IMAGES available]. Very abundant sea slug eggs amongst ascidians along base of high overhanging gully wall. Specimens range in length from appx 15mm to 35mm. [One image shows three together. One individual partly buried in B. schlosseri.] Robert Durrant