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Coastal Area 21601 Takarajima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Toshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 37

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 6.
Note: While these waters were selected due to their high level on standard 6, biological diversity, when the number of specimens used in ES10 (Hurlbert’s Index [ES]), the analysis method employed for standard 6, is low and matches the number of species the ES value (expected number of species) will be at its maximum, so that it is possible that it has been overvalued.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Takarajima, located in the southern part of the Tokara Islands.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 12.4
Rate of natural coast (%) 92.5
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Angustassiminea castanea
Criteria 2
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Acropora acuminata
Heliopora coerulea

* 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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