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Coastal Area 14104 Adjacent waters of Himeshima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Kunisaki, Himeshima, Oita Prefecture
Area (km2) 77

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 2, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of the city of Kunisaki and Himeshima Island in Oita Prefecture. Eel grass beds and seaweed beds unfold in the vicinity of Himeshima Island. The sea extending in front of Kunisaki and Himeshima Island is rich in biodiversity, with a mixture of Sargassum macrocarpum, Sargassum fulvellum, Sargassum micracanthum, eel grass, sargassum, Ecklonia cava and Ecklonia kurome beds, and others (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 1.4
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 6.6
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 27.6
Rate of natural coast (%) 47.9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Neophocaena phocaenoides (Fineless porpoise)
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
<Vascular Plants>
Zostera marina (Eel grass)
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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