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Coastal Area 15002 Adjacent waters of Taramajima Islands

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Tarama, Okinawa Prefecture
Area (km2) 64

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Taramajima Island. In these waters fringing coral reefs are found (particularly on the southern side) and green turtle feeding waters (Kamezaki, personal communication).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.2
Coral reef coverage (km2) 1.9
Natural coast (km) 13.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 72.4
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Sterna fuscata (Sooty Tern)
Sterna fuscata (Sooty Tern)[Br/Ne]
Criteria 3
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)

* 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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