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Coastal Area 12001 Adjacent waters of Port of Onahama

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture
Area (km2) 64

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 are the waters in the vicinity of the Port of Onahama. They extend from the Misaki Park area to the Port of Onahama and include the mouth of the Same River in front of Cape Unoko as well as the coastline known as Kikutaura. They also include the natural monument of Terushima, a cormorant habitat. Seaweed communities, mainly of kombu kelp and Sargassum fulvellum, extend along the coast near Onahama and Cape Shioya (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 1
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 13.2
Rate of natural coast (%) 21.3
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Corbicula japonica
Criteria 2
Apus pacificus (Pacific Swift)[Br/Ne]
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]
Tanakius kitaharae (Willowy flounder)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Podiceps cristatus (Great Crested Grebe)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Histrionicus histrionicus (Harlequin Duck)
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Lethenteron japonicum (Japanese lamprey)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
Gymnogobius petschiliensis
Criteria 7
Lethenteron japonicum (Japanese lamprey)
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
Gastersosteus aculeatus aculeatus (Three-spined stickleback)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Corbicula japonica
Criteria 8
<Natural Monuments>
Japanese Cormorant (%%Phalacrocorax capillatus55) habitat in Teru-shima <teru-shima u seisokuchi (in Japanese)>

* 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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