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Coastal Area 15202 Western Sakurajima Channel

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Relevant municipalities Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 47

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters on the west side of Sakurajima in Kinko Bay in Kagoshima Prefecture. In the Sakurajima fishing port, Hamamachi, and Port of Kamoike are found true annual eel grass beds. Since the eel grass in this place grows to heights of 2 m or higher despite being an annual grass, this area are important (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.018
Coral reef coverage (km2) 0.2
Natural coast (km) 10.1
Rate of natural coast (%) 26.8
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Angustassiminea castanea
Cassidula plecotrematoides japonica
Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Cicindela lewisi
Criteria 7
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Clithon sowerbianus
<Vascular Plants>
Zostera marina (Eel grass)

* 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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