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Coastal Area 15903 Mishima Island

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Relevant municipalities Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Area (km2) 44

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Selected by MARXAN software.

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These are the waters in the vicinity of Mishima Island in the city of Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Due to the effects of the Tsushima Current, these waters have a higher average temperature than the waters inside the channel, and a variety of species of tropical fish and coral have been confirmed here. The waters in the vicinity of Mishima Island are highly productive and form a thriving fishing ground. Bluefin tuna also migrate through here. Turban shell, abalone and other species are abundant here too.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 2.6
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 15.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 82.2
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
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)
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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