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Coastal Area 12804 Adjacent waters of Southern Oshima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Oshima, Tokyo
Area (km2) 43

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

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

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters to the south of Oshima Island. They serve as spawning grounds for various species of fish.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.2
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 6.9
Rate of natural coast (%) 100
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Trizocheles inermis
Lebbeus spongiaris
Criteria 2
Scomber australasicus (Blue mackerel)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Scomber japonicus (Chub mackerel)[Sp]
Loligo edulis (Swordtip squid)
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)

* 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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