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Coastal Area 15601 Adjacent waters of Hirado island and Shijiki Bay

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture
Area (km2) 62

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 Shijiki and Takenoko Bays on southern Hirado Island in Nagasaki Prefecture. Shijiki Bay is home to sea grass and seaweed beds, including a massive eel grass community (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.4
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 1.9
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 48.3
Rate of natural coast (%) 78.5
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

# Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Angustassiminea castanea
Assiminea estuarina
Criteria 2
Branchiostegus japonicus (Horsehead tilefish)[Sp]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Paralichthys olivaceus (Bastard halibut)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Scomber japonicus (Chub mackerel)[Sp]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid)
Loligo edulis (Swordtip squid)
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese flying squid)
Criteria 7
<Vascular Plants>
Zostera marina (Eel grass)
Zostera japonica
Artemisia fukudo
Criteria 8
<Natural Monuments>

* 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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