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Coastal Area 12203 Adjacent waters of Cape Nojima

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Tateyama, Minami-Boso, Chiba Prefecture
Area (km2) 43

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 in the vicinity of Cape Nojima-zaki. 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) 2.5
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 22.8
Rate of natural coast (%) 58
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Lateolabrax latus (Blackfin seabass)
Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Larus argentatus (European Herring Gull)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)

* 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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