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Coastal Area 14101 Usuki, Sashiu, Cape Sekizaki coast

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Relevant municipalities Usuki, Oita, Oita Prefecture
Area (km2) 58

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Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters include those from Cape Sekizaki on the Saganoseki Peninsula to Tsutashima and Kuroshima Islands in the south. Kurogahama on Cape Sekizaki is a pebble beach formed of serpentine, home to distinctive coastal fauna such as Hemerocallis fulva and others, along with numerous Luciogobius grandis Arai, Luciogobius elongatus and other flat-headed goby. Another distinguishing feature of these waters is the formation of Ecklonia kurome seaweed beds in the sea. Sashiu in Usuki is the only Luciogobius dormitoris habitat in Japan. Luciogobius palliduse also are gathered at the small river mouth (Shiogaki and Dotsu, 1976; Oita Prefecture, 2011).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 1.2
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 8.9
Rate of natural coast (%) 32.2
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Angustassiminea castanea
Criteria 2
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[Br/Ne]
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Criteria 7
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Truncatella pfeifferi
<Vascular Plants>
Aster tripolium (Sea aster)
Triglochin asiaticum
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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