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Coastal Area 14404 Adjacent waters of Mageshima Island

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Nishinoomote, Kagoshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 31

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by experts for high diversity of shellfish (Bivalva and Gastropoda).

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Mageshima Island. Gill net fishing for shrimp has been conducted on the coast in the vicinity of Mageshima Island, and the resulting offal is known to contain highly diverse species of shellfish including orange spider conch, Scorpion conch, Conus bullatus, and others (Maki et al., 2010).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 17
Rate of natural coast (%) 96.7
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Sterna sumatrana (Black-naped Tern)
Sterna sumatrana (Black-naped Tern)[Br/Ne]
Sterna dougallii (Roseate Tern)
Sterna dougallii (Roseate Tern)[Br/Ne]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Scomber australasicus (Blue mackerel)[Sp]
Trichiurus japonicus (Largehead hairtail)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Sterna sumatrana (Black-naped Tern)
Sterna dougallii (Roseate Tern)
Criteria 7
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Truncatella pfeifferi

* 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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