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Coastal Area 15204 Adjacent waters of Maenohama, Kinko Bay

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 31

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 1, 3 and 7, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters of Kinko Bay from the town of Kiriire to Nukumi. The Kandelia obovata in Kiriire attract attention as mangroves at the far northern limit of their distribution, and they have been specially designated a species of natural monument of Japan. While small in area, this is an important habitat. Also living there are striped shore crab. Nukumi area is a southern limit annual eel grass (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.4
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 2.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 9.3
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats Mangroves

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Pinnixa haematosticta
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Cyclina sinensis
Angustassiminea castanea
Stenomelania rufescens
Solen strictus
<Other invertebrate>
Paranthus sociatus
Criteria 3
Cicindela lewisi
Pinnixa haematosticta
Helice (Helice) tridens
Ilyoplax pusilla
Uca lactea
Polyonyx sinensis
Macrophthalmus japonicus
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Cerithideopsilla djadjariensis
Cerithium coralium
Stenomelania rufescens
Littorina brevicula
<Other invertebrate>
Paranthus sociatus
Mesochaetopterus japonicus
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
Uca lactea
Macrophthalmus japonicus
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Clithon sowerbianus
Stenomelania rufescens
Cerithidea rhizophorarum
Cerithideopsilla cingulata
Moerella rutila
Criteria 8
<Special Natural Monuments>
Kandelia obovata of Kiire <kiire no kyuukyuu-kougai sanchi (in Japanese)>

* 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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