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Coastal Area 12201 Katsuura, Kamogawa coast

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Relevant municipalities Kamogawa, Katsuura, Chiba Prefecture
Area (km2) 63

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Selected by MARXAN software.

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These waters include Katsuura Bay, Okitsu Bay, Uchiura Bay, and other waters along the Awa-kominato coast. These waters constitute an intertidal reef zone in a highly natural state and with a high level of biodiversity. They are home to Phyllospadix japonicus (Nakaoka et al., 2006; Marine Biosystems Research Center, Chiba University, 2010), and on the coast of the sea extending in front of Ubara communities where articulated corallines have formed. In Tainoura live Ptilophora subcostata (in communities; this is the northern limit of their communities), Dictyopteris latiuscula, Corallina confusa, Corallina pilulifera, Calliarthron latissimum, Serraticardia maxima, Marginisporum aberrans, and Marginisporum crassissimum (Ministry of the Environment, 2001). These also are important feeding waters for green turtles (Suganuma, 2010)

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 2.3
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 17.8
Rate of natural coast (%) 46.5
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Zoarchias glaber
Lateolabrax latus (Blackfin seabass)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Angustassiminea castanea
Criteria 2
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
Criteria 8
<Special Natural Monuments>
Tai-no-ura sea bream habitat <tai no ura tai 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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