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Coastal Area 14201 Adjacent waters of Banjo River, Saiki Bay

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Saiki, Oita Prefecture
Area (km2) 7

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by experts as an important spawning grounds for multiple fish species

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of the Banjo River in Saiki Bay. The Banjo River not only supplies Saiki Bay with nutrient salts and dissolved iron, but the shallow waters formed at its river mouth and vicinity have been confirmed to be habitat for Taenioides crirratus, Luciogobius palliduse, Eutaeniichthys gilli, Callogobius tanegasimae, Gymnogobius cylindricus, Masago goby, Drombus sp., and what would appear to be an undescribed species of fish belonging to the same genus as the flat-headed goby (Tachikawa and Miyajima, 2012).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.2
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.3
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 2.4
Rate of natural coast (%) 16.9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Gymnogobius uchidai
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Corbicula japonica
Criteria 3
Gymnogobius uchidai
Criteria 7
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Corbicula japonica
<Vascular Plants>
Aster tripolium (Sea aster)
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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