Abstract / Introduction / Summary:
Intertidal benthic communities were surveyed at Hakamagoshi coast of Sakura-jima Island. This coast is included Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park. Total 163 species or taxon, including 69 Gastropoda, 21 Bivalvia and 21 Crustacea, were sampled. Cluster analysis detected four large groups of benthic communities according to the tidal level of sampling sites.