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Coastal Area 11402 Southern Uchiura Bay

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Relevant municipalities Mori, Yakumo, Hokkaido Prefecture
Area (km2) 108

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Selected by MARXAN software

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These waters extend from the vicinity of the mouth of the Yurappu River in southern Volcano Bay to the vicinity of the Fujimi Coast. In these waters continuous strings of seaweed bed communities are distributed, with Arctic rainbow smelt, Japanese lampreys, and others living around the river mouth. It also is a spawning ground for flounder and home to an abundance of shellfish and many species of kombu kelp.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 7.7
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 4.4
Rate of natural coast (%) 12.4
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Apus pacificus (Pacific Swift)[Br/Ne]
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Hippoglossoides dubius (Flathead flounder)[Sp]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Theragra chalcogramma (Alaska pollock)[Sp]
Hippoglossoides pinetorum (S?hachi)[Sp]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[Sp]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Lethenteron japonicum (Japanese lamprey)
Spirinchus lanceolatus
Gymnogobius petschiliensis
Oncorhynchus nerka (Sockeye salmon)
Criteria 7
Lethenteron japonicum (Japanese lamprey)
Spirinchus lanceolatus

* 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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