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Coastal Area 15808 Aea of Hibikinada (Adjacent waters of Futaoi Island, Shimonoseki coast)

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Area (km2) 134

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 2, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Futaoi Island in sea of Hibikinada and the coast of the city of Shimonoseki (from Kuruminose to Kasamatsu Point). The coast of Murotsu consists of gently shelving shallow sandy beaches, where shells wash ashore in great diversity. Also seen here are Ensiculus cultellus, Gomphina semicancellata, common Orient clam, Dosinorbis troscheli, Olivella fulgurata and others, and Lovenia elongata are numerous here as well. At the mouth of the Murotsu River live Nuttallia olivacea and Gari minor (Yamaguchi Museum, 1992).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 13
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 66.8
Rate of natural coast (%) 69.5
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Branchiostegus japonicus (Horsehead tilefish)[Sp]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Takifugu rubripes (Japanese pufferfish)[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)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Criteria 7
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Truncatella pfeifferi

* 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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