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Coastal Area 14702 Adjacent waters of Okinoerabujima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities China, Wadomari, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 221

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 6, and selected by MARXAN software. Note the following.
Note: While these waters were selected due to their high level for criteria 6, “biological diversity”, it should be noted that Hurlbert’s Index analysis may has an error when the number of sample are limited. It may result the highest value and has been over evaluated when the number of sample for use in ES 10 (Hurlbert Index [ES]) are exactly same as highest expected species number, which is 10.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Okino-erabu Island. Okinoerabujima Island is home to scattered green turtle and loggerhead turtle spawning grounds. It also is an important feeding ground for the green turtle (Mizuno, 2013b; Kamezaki, 2012; 2013).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2) 4.1
Natural coast (km) 55.1
Rate of natural coast (%) 83.4
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]

* 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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