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Coastal Area 12803 Oshima Akinohana coast

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Oshima, Tokyo
Area (km2) 1

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by experts as waters that have a remarkable high diversity of coastal fish species

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Akinohama on the northern part of Oshima Island. Like those off the Jogasaki coast and Cape Ose, these waters have a remarkably high degree of diversity of coastal fish. Here live Maroubra yasudai, Pseudanthias leucozonus, and Pseudotrichonotus altivelis, rare species endemic to the areas of Suruga Bay and Sagami Bay (Seno et al., 1997; Senou et al., 2006; Seno and Matsuura, 2007; Takeuchi et al., 2012a ; Takeuchi et al., 2012b; Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, eds., 2013).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.1
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 0.8
Rate of natural coast (%) 44.8
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source


* 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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