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Coastal Area 11201 Adjacent waters of Cape Erimo

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Erimo, Urakawa, Hiroo, Shinhidaka, Samani, Hokkaido Prefecture
Area (km2) 525

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

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

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters include the vicinity of Cape Erimo and the mouths of the Hidakahorobetsu and Motoura rivers in southern Hokkaido. Numerous rocky shores have developed near the tip of Cape Erimo, where four species of kombu kelp grow. In particular, the different forms of Mitsuishi kombu kelp between the east and west sides of Cape Erimo are one of the area's distinguishing features (Ministry of the Environment, 2001). The reefs in the vicinity of Cape Erimo are an important landing and breeding ground for the common seal.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 23.8
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 54.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 37.2
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Phoca vitulina (Common seal (Harbour Seal))
Eumetopias jubatus (Steller's Sea-lion)
Enhydra lutris (Sea otter)
Haliaeetus pelagicus (Steller's Sea-eagle)
Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)[Br/Ne]
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull)
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Larus argentatus (European Herring Gull)
Laemonema longipes (Threadfin hakeling)[Sp]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Theragra chalcogramma (Alaska pollock)[Sp]
Arctoscopus japonicus (Japanese sandfish)[Sp]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Phoca vitulina (Common seal (Harbour Seal))
Enhydra lutris (Sea otter)
Histrionicus histrionicus (Harlequin Duck)

* 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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