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Coastal Area 21401 Yoron Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Yoron, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 55

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 6, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Yoron Island (the southernmost island in the Amami Islands chain). The island is surrounded by coral reefs.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2) 9.4
Natural coast (km) 21.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 80
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Criteria 3
Acropora echinata
Criteria 4
Isis hippuris
Menella praelonga
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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