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Coastal Area 14203 Kamae Bay, the Hyuga-nada Sea

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture; Saiki, Oita Prefecture
Area (km2) 101

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

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

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters include Nyuzu Bay, Motosaru Bay, Kamae Bay, Inokushi Bay, Nagoya Bay, and others in the city of Saiki, Oita Prefecture. Nyuzu Bay is an enclosed bay that is shallow at its mouth, and it is quite active as a site for fisheries industries including aquaculture. These waters spread out along a typical ria coastline.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.11
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 5.5
Coral reef coverage (km2) 2.4
Natural coast (km) 133.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 62.2
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Angustassiminea castanea
Cassidula plecotrematoides japonica
Stenomelania rufescens
Criteria 2
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[Br/Ne]
Parapristipoma trilineatum (Chicken grunt)[Sp]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Paralichthys olivaceus (Bastard halibut)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid)
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania rufescens
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania rufescens
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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