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Coastal Area 22002 South offshore of Goto Islands

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Relevant municipalities
Area (km2) 82

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 4.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters southwest of the Goto Islands, about 25 km northwest of the Danjo Islands. These waters are a confirmed habitat to creatures such as Octocorallia coral.

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
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese flying squid)
Criteria 4
Acanthogorgia dofleini
Caligorgia cristata
Callogorgia cristata

* 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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