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Coastal Area 14801 Adjacent waters of Izena, Iheya Islands

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Izena, Iheya, Okinawa Prefecture
Area (km2) 197

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

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

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Iheya Island, Noho Island, Gushikawa Island, Izena Island, Yanaha Island, and other islands.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.1
Coral reef coverage (km2) 4.5
Natural coast (km) 43
Rate of natural coast (%) 59.2
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

# Criteria 1
Paratelesto rosea
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Criteria 4
Isis hippuris
Junceella fragilis
Menella praelonga
Paratelesto rosea

* 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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