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Coastal Area 13706 Western Suo-Oshima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Suo-Oshima, Yanai, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Area (km2) 29

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters on the west side of Suo-Oshima Island in the town of Suo-Oshima, Oshima-gun.
In these waters unfold eel grass beds and seaweed beds, with a mixture of beds of eel grass, sargassum, Ecklonia kurome, and others, and the sea extending in front of the coast here is rich in biodiversity (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.2
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.7
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 7.2
Rate of natural coast (%) 22.6
Sand bank / submerged sand bank Sand bank/ submerged sand bank
Other habitats Sand bank/ submerged sand bank

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Angustassiminea castanea
Criteria 2
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)[Br/Ne]
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
<Vascular Plants>
Suaeda malacosperma
Criteria 7
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Truncatella pfeifferi
<Vascular Plants>
Aster tripolium (Sea aster)
Suaeda malacosperma
Artemisia fukudo

* 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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