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Coastal Area 15904 Offshore of Mishima Island

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Relevant municipalities
Area (km2) 47

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 4.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters extend about 15 km to the northeast off the coast of Mishima Island in the city of Hagi, Yamaguchi Prefecture. In these waters, Octocorallia coral grow at relatively deep depths. In addition, although somewhat removed from these waters, there are shallows known as Hachirigase with depths averaging 30-80 m approximately 20 km to the north of Mishima, or roughly 5 km north of these waters, which are highly productive waters known as good fishing grounds for sea bream, chicken grunt, and blue-skinned fish.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) -
Rate of natural coast (%) -
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]
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese flying squid)
Criteria 4
Flabellum politum

* 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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