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Coastal Area 14701 Adjacent waters of Tokunoshima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Isen, Amagi, Tokunoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 186

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 2, 6 and 8, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Tokunoshima Island. Tokunoshima Island is home to scattered loggerhead turtle and green turtle spawning grounds. In addition, its shallow waters are feeding waters for the green turtle (Kamezaki, 2013). The coral reefs that have developed at Kaminomine and the Port of Kannishi on Tokunoshima are home to highly diverse 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) 6.8
Natural coast (km) 66
Rate of natural coast (%) 69.1
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Sterna bergii (Greater Crested Tern)
Sterna bergii (Greater Crested Tern)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Criteria 3
Sterna bergii (Greater Crested Tern)
Pavona decussata
Criteria 4
Sterna bergii (Greater Crested Tern)
Junceella fragilis
Menella praelonga

* 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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