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Coastal Area 15207 Adjacent waters of Cape Noma

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Relevant municipalities Minami-Satsuma, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 31

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by experts for its uniqueness

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters extend from Cape Noma north through Cape Takasakibana and Eboshize to the Oura estuary. They are important as the southern limit of perennial eel grass bed (Nakaoka, personal communication).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.059
Coral reef coverage (km2) 0
Natural coast (km) 20.8
Rate of natural coast (%) 79.2
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Balaenoptera edeni (Bryde's whale)
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Parapristipoma trilineatum (Chicken grunt)[Sp]
Spratelloides gracilis (Silver-stripe round herring)[Sp]
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Scomber japonicus (Chub mackerel)[Sp]
Criteria 3
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Littorina brevicula

* 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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