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Coastal Area 12202 Futomi coast

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Kamogawa, Chiba Prefecture
Area (km2) 22

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by experts as an intertidal reef zone with high levels of naturalness and biodiversity

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters of the Futomi 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). 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) 0.6
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 9.4
Rate of natural coast (%) 52.3
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Callorthinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)
Criteria 2
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)

* 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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