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Coastal Area 14805 Adjacent waters of Cape Zanpa, Maeda

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Onna, Yomitan, Okinawa Prefecture
Area (km2) 70

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 3 and 8, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters from the vicinity of Cape Zanpa across Cape Maeda to Manza Beach on Okinawajima Island. Fringing coral reefs unfold along the coast of the sea extending in front of Cape Zanpa, with a high degree of diversity of species. In Yakatakatabaru in the village of Onna remain habitats from saltwater marshlands to seagrass and seaweed beds, where highly diverse species of benthic animals live (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.6
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.8
Coral reef coverage (km2) 10.3
Natural coast (km) 24.2
Rate of natural coast (%) 61.1
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Other invertebrate>
Austrodecus tubiferum
Criteria 2
Megaptera novaeangliae (Humpback whale)
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Sterna sumatrana (Black-naped Tern)
Sterna sumatrana (Black-naped Tern)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)[Br/Ne]
Criteria 3
Sterna sumatrana (Black-naped Tern)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Acropora polystoma
Cyphastrea ocellina
Montipora altasepta
Montipora samarensis
Pavona decussata
Platygyra yaeyamaensis
Porites aranetai
Porites attenuata
Turbinaria bifrons
Turbinaria mesenterina
Criteria 4
Ellisella andamanensis
Criteria 7
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Truncatella pfeifferi

* 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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