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Coastal Area 22302 Okinoshima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture
Area (km2) 125

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels fpr the criteria 2 and 4, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Okinoshima Island (in the city of Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture). Okinoshima is a breeding ground for groups of sea birds such as Swinhoe's storm petrel, Japanese murrelet (an IUCN endangered species), and streaked shearwater. These waters are very important to the breeding of these sea birds and are designated an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA) (BirdLife International, 2012).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 5.2
Rate of natural coast (%) 91.2
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Apus pacificus (Pacific Swift)[Br/Ne]
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)[Br/Ne]
Synthliboramphus wumizusume (Apanese Murrelet)
Synthliboramphus wumizusume (Apanese Murrelet)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Pterodroma hypoleuca (Bonin Petrel)
Pterodroma hypoleuca (Bonin Petrel)[Br/Ne]
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[Br/Ne]
Oceanodroma monorhis (Swinhoe's Fork-tailed Petrel)
Oceanodroma monorhis (Swinhoe's Fork-tailed Petrel)[Br/Ne]
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[Br/Ne]
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Scomber japonicus (Chub mackerel)[Sp]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese flying squid)
Criteria 3
Synthliboramphus wumizusume (Apanese Murrelet)
Oceanodroma monorhis (Swinhoe's Fork-tailed Petrel)
Criteria 4
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)
Pterodroma hypoleuca (Bonin Petrel)
Oceanodroma monorhis (Swinhoe's Fork-tailed Petrel)

* 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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