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Coastal Area 12305 Adjacent waters of Mikura Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Mikurajima, Tokyo
Area (km2) 75

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 7.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Mikura Island. These waters are home to a breeding colony of Japanese murrelet (an IUCN endangered species) (BirdLife International, 2012). In addition, the waters in the shore zone in the vicinity of Mikura Island are important green turtle feeding waters (Morisaka et al , 2011).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 16.9
Rate of natural coast (%) 90.8
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]

* This is the species list of which meet the criteria. In that matter, this list does not include all species that inhabit the individual area.
Abbreviation in the information is as follows.
[Br/Ne] : Adjacent water of breeding area or nesting site
[Sp] : spawning area
[Ad] : species not used for analysis but add to the list because inhabit information was collected later
[Ex] : species used for analysis but considered to be possibly extinct in the EBSA region (area)
No mark : data of species distribution


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