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Coastal Area 16001 Adjacent waters of Cape Hino-misaki and Uppurui Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Izumo, Shimane Prefecture
Area (km2) 50

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Cape Hino-misaki and Uppurui Island off the western Shimane Peninsula. They include the area where Uppurui nori (Pyropia pseudolinearis) grows off Uppurui Island. Fumishima Island in the vicinity of Cape Hino-misaki is a natural monument that includes a black-tailed gull breeding ground. Uppurui nori grows near the coast of the town of Uppurui, and these waters are distinguished by their expansive Sargassum beds (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 4.2
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 43.1
Rate of natural coast (%) 82.3
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Criteria 2
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[Br/Ne]
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[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]
Loligo edulis (Swordtip squid)
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese flying squid)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
Criteria 8
<Natural Monuments>
Nesting site of Black-tailed Gull (Larus crassirostris) in Fimi-shima <Fumi-shima umineko hansyoku-chi (in Japanese)> 

* 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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