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Coastal Area 22501 Dogo of Oki Islands

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Okinoshima, Shimane Prefecture
Area (km2) 179

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 1and 8, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Dogo Island in the Oki Islands. The waters off the coast of the Oki Islands are home to the largest number of seaweed species in the Sea of Japan, including numerous rare species (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 9.9
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 120.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 78.9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Vascular Plants>
Zostera caespitosa
Zostera caulescens
Criteria 2
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Paralichthys olivaceus (Bastard halibut)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Scomber japonicus (Chub mackerel)[Sp]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Loligo edulis (Swordtip squid)
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese flying squid)
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
<Vascular Plants>
Zostera caulescens
Acetabularia caliculus
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
<Vascular Plants>
Zostera marina (Eel grass)
Halophila ovalis
Criteria 8
<Natural Monuments>
Nesting site of Streaked Shearwater (Calonectris leucomelas) in Okino-shima <Okino-shima oomizunagidori hansyoku-chi (in Japanese)>

* 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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