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Coastal Area 15003 Adjacent waters of Minnajima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Tarama, Okinawa Prefecture
Area (km2) 40

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 Minnajima Island. These waters are surrounded by a large coral atoll, and numerous green turtles live within the gently shelving shallow area extending to the west side in particular.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2) 0.9
Natural coast (km) 6.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 95.8
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source


* 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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