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Coastal Area 12501 Adjacent waters of Torishima island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Tokyo (direct jurisdiction)
Area (km2) 68

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 1, 2 and 4, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Tori-shima Island. These waters are home to a breeding colony of Japanese murrelet (an IUCN endangered species) (BirdLife International, 2012).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 9.2
Rate of natural coast (%) 100
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Phoebastria albatrus (Short-tailed Albatross)
Criteria 2
Phoebastria albatrus (Short-tailed Albatross)
Phoebastria albatrus (Short-tailed Albatross)[Br/Ne]
Sula leucogaster (Brown Booby)
Sula leucogaster (Brown Booby)[Br/Ne]
Phoebastria nigripes (Black-footed Albatross)
Phoebastria nigripes (Black-footed Albatross)[Br/Ne]
Phoebastria immutabilis (Laysan Albatross)
Phoebastria immutabilis (Laysan Albatross)[Br/Ne]
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[Br/Ne]
Criteria 3
Phoebastria albatrus (Short-tailed Albatross)
Phoebastria immutabilis (Laysan Albatross)
Criteria 4
Phoebastria albatrus (Short-tailed Albatross)
Phoebastria nigripes (Black-footed Albatross)
Phoebastria immutabilis (Laysan Albatross)
Criteria 8
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* 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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