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Coastal Area 14002 Adjacent waters of Uwajima

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Ainan, Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture
Area (km2) 379

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 1, 3 and 7, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters include the ria coastline and islands from the town of Ainan in Ehime Prefecture to the Port of Uwajima. While many natural coastlines remain in the waters of the town of Ainan, at the same time it is a thriving center of pearl and young yellowtail aquaculture. Many endangered species of shellfish and others can be seen to be distributed in the coastal reefs. The seaweed beds that continue to the waters of Uwajima are an important feeding ground for green turtle (Uetsuki, Watanabe, 2013).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.7
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 5.9
Coral reef coverage (km2) 1.4
Natural coast (km) 309.1
Rate of natural coast (%) 54.7
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Ilyograpsus nodulosus
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Cyclina sinensis
Angustassiminea castanea
Stenomelania rufescens
Assiminea estuarina
Cingulina sp. 
Solen strictus
Criteria 2
Apus pacificus (Pacific Swift)[Br/Ne]
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Sula leucogaster (Brown Booby)
Sula leucogaster (Brown Booby)[Br/Ne]
Synthliboramphus wumizusume (Apanese Murrelet)
Synthliboramphus wumizusume (Apanese Murrelet)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Fregata ariel (Lesser Frigatebird)
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[Br/Ne]
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[Br/Ne]
Parapristipoma trilineatum (Chicken grunt)[Sp]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Synthliboramphus wumizusume (Apanese Murrelet)
Podiceps cristatus (Great Crested Grebe)
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
Helice (Helice) tridens
Clistocoeloma sinense
Parasesarma plicatum
Ilyoplax pusilla
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Batillaria zonalis
Cerithideopsilla djadjariensis
Melampus sincaporensis
Laemodonta siamensis
Cerithium coralium
Stenomelania rufescens
Littorina brevicula
Auriculastra duplicata
<Other invertebrate>
Mesochaetopterus japonicus
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
Macrophthalmus abbreviatus
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Batillaria zonalis
Laternula anatina
Clithon sowerbianus
Stenomelania rufescens
Clithon chlorostoma
Cerithidea rhizophorarum
Cerithideopsilla cingulata
Truncatella pfeifferi
<Vascular Plants>
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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