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Coastal Area 15801 Adjacent waters of Oshima and Jinoshima islands

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Relevant municipalities Munakata, Fukutsu, Fukuoka Prefecture
Area (km2) 93

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the coastal waters in the vicinity of Chikuzen Oshima and Jinoshima Islands off the coast of the city of Munakata in Fukuoka Prefecture. Seaweed beds have developed in these waters, where large-scale communities of Ecklonia stolonifera are found (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 10.1
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 26.3
Rate of natural coast (%) 62.9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[Br/Ne]
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]
Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid)
Loligo edulis (Swordtip squid)
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese flying squid)

* 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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