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Coastal Area 22301 Northeast offshore of Okinoshima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities
Area (km2) 168

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 4, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters about 10 km northeast of Okinoshima Island. These waters are habitat to 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 1
Acalycigorgia wireni
Pennatula inermis
Criteria 2
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]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese flying squid)
Criteria 4
Acalycigorgia wireni
Acanthogorgia hedlundi
Anthogorgia bocki
Chromonephthea imaharai
Dendronephthya splendens
Halisceptrum album
Pennatula inermis
Pseudocladochonus hicksoni
Ptilosarcus brevicaulis
Scytalium martensii

* 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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