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Coastal Area 11902 Takase and Ukedo river mouths

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Futaba, Namie, Fukushima Prefecture
Area (km2) 18

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

This is the river-mouth area where the Takase and Ukedo rivers join together and flow into the sea. Here are distributed rare amphidromous creatures such as Japanese eel and Japanese lamprey.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.4
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 1.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 18.3
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Corbicula japonica
Criteria 2
Neophocaena phocaenoides (Fineless porpoise)
Tanakius kitaharae (Willowy flounder)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Lethenteron japonicum (Japanese lamprey)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
Cottus pollux (Japanese fluvial sculpin )
Criteria 7
Lethenteron japonicum (Japanese lamprey)
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Corbicula japonica

* 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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