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Coastal Area 15205 Adjacent waters of Ibusuki, Cape Nagasakibana

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 55

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 Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture. In the vicinity of Cape Nagasakibana is a southern limit of the distribution of annual eel grass (Mukai, Nakaoka, personal communication). This also is a green turtle feeding ground (Kamezaki, personal communication).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 1
Coral reef coverage (km2) 0
Natural coast (km) 11.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 39.4
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Cassidula plecotrematoides japonica
Stenomelania rufescens
Criteria 2
Apus pacificus (Pacific Swift)[Br/Ne]
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Turtle)
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Scomber japonicus (Chub mackerel)[Sp]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Criteria 3
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania rufescens
Criteria 7
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Turtle)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania rufescens
<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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