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Coastal Area 14804 Ginowan Bay coast

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Urasoe, Okinawa Prefecture
Area (km2) 81

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 2 and 4, and selected by the MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Ginowan Bay on Okinawajima Island. Octocorallia coral are distributed here.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 1.2
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2) 2.2
Natural coast (km) 2.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 10.5
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback whale)
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)[Br/Ne]
Criteria 3
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Emydocephalus ijimae (Ijima's Sea Snake)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania costellaris
Criteria 4
Lobophytum compactum
Lobophytum crassum
Lobophytum pauciflorum
Sarcophyton trocheliophorum
Criteria 7
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Neritina turrita
Neritina variegata

* 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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