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Offshore Seafloor 322 Soutern Goto Islands

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Area (km2) 7411
Maximum water depth (m) 807

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for criteria 4 and 8, and selected by the MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

There are coral fishing grounds in the south of the Gotoh Islands, including Tamanoura (Iwasaki, 2008). Known as the Hizen fishing grounds, these waters are home to distribution of precious coral in the deep waters around Hizentori Island in the Danjo Islands (Iwasaki, 2008).
These waters also include a number of submarine canyons.

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Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Heteroplopomus barbatus
Acanthogorgia paradoxa
Bellonella flava
<Other invertebrate>
Pycnogonum tenue
Criteria 4
Acanthogorgia paradoxa
Bellonella flava
Clavularia japonica
Dendronephthya splendens
Ellisella rubra
Melithaea dichotoma
Parisis fruticosa
Plumarella carinata
Siphonogorgia splendens
Thouarella hilgendorfi
Versluysia ramosa
  Other Precious corals

* 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.


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