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Coastal Area 13802 Kaifu, Shishikui coast

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Relevant municipalities Toyo, Kochi Prefecture; Kaiyo, Tokushima Prefecture
Area (km2) 56

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters extend from the Shishikui Coast in Kochi and Tokushima Prefectures and include Kagoi Island, Tanabae, Takegashima Island, Kazura Island, and others. The seaweed beds of the sea extending in front of Shishikui include a mixture of various species of Sargassum fulvellum, as well as beds of sargassum, Ecklonia cava, Ecklonia kurome, and others. They have a high degree of biodiversity. This also is habitat for agar. These waters also include expansive coral reefs, and coral reefs including rare species are distributed at Awa Takegashima (Ministry of the Environment, 2001). In addition, the seaweed beds are an important feeding ground for the green turtle (Kamezaki et al., 2013; Ishihara et al., 2011).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.3
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 4.6
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 56.9
Rate of natural coast (%) 71.1
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Lates japonicus (Japanese lates)
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania rufescens
Corbicula japonica
Criteria 2
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Parapristipoma trilineatum (Chicken grunt)[Sp]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid)
Criteria 3
Lates japonicus (Japanese lates)
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Cicindela inspecularis
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania rufescens
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania rufescens
Corbicula japonica
<Vascular Plants>
Aster tripolium (Sea aster)
Triglochin asiaticum

* 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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