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Coastal Area 15807 Southern part of the Sea of Hibikinada

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Area (km2) 27

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 2.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of southern Hibikinada and the city of Shimonoseki. They include the spawning grounds of multiple fish and cephalopods.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 1.8
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 20.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 53.6
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Takifugu rubripes (Japanese pufferfish)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid)
Loligo edulis (Swordtip squid)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 7
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Truncatella pfeifferi
<Vascular Plants>
Aster tripolium (Sea aster)

* 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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