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Coastal Area 15209 Kushikino coast

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Ichikikushikino, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 30

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

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

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Matsuyama beach on the Kushikino coast. Here is an ecosystem of expansive sandy beaches that continue from Fukiagehama.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.048
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.2
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 6.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 32.5
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Cyclina sinensis
Angustassiminea castanea
Cassidula plecotrematoides japonica
Stenomelania rufescens
Assiminea estuarina
Corbicula japonica
Angustassiminea yoshidayukioi
Criteria 2
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Turtle)
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Scomber japonicus (Chub mackerel)[Sp]
Criteria 3
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Batillaria zonalis
Cyclina sinensis
Stenomelania rufescens
Littorina brevicula
Criteria 7
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Turtle)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Batillaria zonalis
Clithon sowerbianus
Stenomelania rufescens
Cerithideopsilla cingulata
Truncatella pfeifferi
Corbicula japonica

* 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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