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Coastal Area 12801 Sagami Bay coast

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Chigasaki, Odawara, Manazuru, Oiso, Fujisawa, Ninomiya, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture
Area (km2) 96

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 1and 2, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters, centered chiefly on sandy shores, extend from Enoshima in Sagami Bay to Manazuru Cape. At the mouth of the Sagami River are found the only tidal mud flats in inner Sagami Bay, important settlement grounds for animals on tidal mud flats in the bay (Ministry of the Environment, 2001). Along the coast from Komekami to the rocky tip of the Manazuru Peninsula are waters where rare large elasmobranch fish such as megamouth shark, smalltooth sand tiger, frilled shark, goblin shark, bowmouth guitarfish, whale shark, and others appear with some frequency (Seno et al., 2012; Seno, 2013).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.1
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 3.3
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 32.9
Rate of natural coast (%) 44.4
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Trizocheles albatrossae
Richardina rupicola
Majella brevipes
Munidopsis camelus
Rochinia debilis
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Angustassiminea castanea
Criteria 2
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull)
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Larus canus (Mew Gull )
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)[Br/Ne]
Fregata ariel (Lesser Frigatebird)
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Larus hyperboreus (Glaucous Gull)
Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover)[Br/Ne]
Larus argentatus (European Herring Gull)
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[Br/Ne]
Larus ridibundus (Black-headed Gull)
Parapristipoma trilineatum (Chicken grunt)[Sp]
Etrumeus teres (Red-eye round herring)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid)
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)
Criteria 3
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Chiromantes haematocheir
Helice (Helice) tridens
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Laemodonta siamensis
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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