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Coastal Area 12805 Adjacent waters of Okitsu River mouth

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture
Area (km2) 22

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of the mouth of the Okitsu River. In addition to being waters where rare brackish-water species are distributed, they also serve as a breeding ground for various bird species.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.9
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 0.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 3.9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Paralomis cristata
Criteria 2
Apus pacificus (Pacific Swift)[Br/Ne]
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
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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