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Coastal Area 11901 Matsukawaura Lagoon coast

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Shinchi, Soma, Fukushima Prefecture
Area (km2) 21

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 3, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the coastal waters of Matsukawaura Lagoon that spread from the mouth of the Utagawa River. Matsukawaura Lagoon is habitat for Batillaria attramentaria, Japanese littleneck clam, Nuttallia olivacea, and other shellfish, ragworm and other benthic organisms, and other creatures (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 1.2
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.6
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 4.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 14.3
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats Oyster reef

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Cyclina sinensis
Assiminea parasitologica
Corbicula japonica
Angustassiminea yoshidayukioi
Criteria 2
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull)
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Larus argentatus (European Herring Gull)
Tanakius kitaharae (Willowy flounder)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
Cottus pollux (Japanese fluvial sculpin )
Helice (Helice) tridens
Ilyoplax pusilla
Macrophthalmus japonicus
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Hima hiradoensis
Cerithideopsilla djadjariensis
Laguncula pulchella
Littorina brevicula
Assiminea sp. 
Criteria 7
Macrophthalmus japonicus
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Cerithidea rhizophorarum
Corbicula japonica
<Vascular Plants>
Carex rugulosa
Triglochin maritimum
Triglochin asiaticum

* 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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