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Coastal Area 14402 Eastern Tanegashima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Nishinoomote, Nakatane, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 38

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 3 and 6, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters from Okigahamada to the port of Masuda on the east side of Tanegashima Island. Highly diverse coral species grow in the vicinity of the Port of Oshioya, including rare species (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 33.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 87.7
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Euphyllia paraglabrescens
Criteria 2
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Scomber australasicus (Blue mackerel)[Sp]
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Scomber japonicus (Chub mackerel)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Cicindela anchoralis
Cicindela sumatrensis niponensis
Acanthastrea hemprichii
Acanthastrea ishigakiensis
Acropora anthocercis
Acropora listeri
Acropora solitaryensis
Acropora striata
Acropora verweyi
Alveopora excelsa
Alveopora japonica
Astreopora incrustans
Coscinaraea hahazimaensis
Euphyllia ancora
Euphyllia paraglabrescens
Goniastrea deformis
Goniopora cellulosa
Leptoseris yabei
Montipora friabilis
Pavona cactus
Pavona decussata
Turbinaria mesenterina
Turbinaria peltata
Turbinaria reniformis
Turbinaria stellulata

* 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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