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Coastal Area 15810 Adjacent waters of Fukawa Bay, Senzaki Bay, and Omi Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Nagato, Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Area (km2) 115

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 Fukawa Bay, Senzaki Bay, and Omi Island in the cities of Nagato and Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture. The coast of Omi Island is home to a mixture of wakame, agar beds, eel grass, sargassum, Ecklonia kurome beds, and others, and the sea extending in front of the bay has a high degree of biodiversity (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 10.4
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 59.8
Rate of natural coast (%) 65.3
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Branchiostegus japonicus (Horsehead tilefish)[Sp]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[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)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
Criteria 7
Luciogobius pallidus

* 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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