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Coastal Area 15602 Adjacent waters of Shikamachi

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Sasebo, Hirado, Nagasaki Prefecture
Area (km2) 13

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

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

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Kashimachi. Oshima in Shikamachi is on the northern limit of the Myoporum bontioides habitat, and on the coast numerous rare shellfish are found including Melamopus nuxeastaneus and others (Sasebo city, 2013).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.6
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 44
Rate of natural coast (%) 79.6
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

# Criteria 2
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Scomber japonicus (Chub mackerel)[Sp]
Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid)
Loligo edulis (Swordtip squid)
Criteria 7
<Vascular Plants>
Aster tripolium (Sea aster)
Triglochin asiaticum

* 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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