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Coastal Area 13305 Adjacent waters of Cape Kamoda

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Relevant municipalities Anan, Minami, Tokushima Prefecture
Area (km2) 152

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Selected by MARXAN software.

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These are the waters in the vicinity of Cape Kamoda and Ishima Island. Seaweed beds unfold in Tachibana Bay, where relatives of Sargassum sp. (this type has disappeared from its habitat in Kashiwajima due to rocky-shore denudation, and taxonomic study of this species is required since its actual facts are unclear), along with Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt. Distinguishing features of these communities are their wide areas of distribution and their thickness. The Kamoda coast features sandy beaches and shallow waters, and it is an important loggerhead turtle spawning ground. Distributed off the coast of I Island are Sargassum confusum seaweed beds (the sole such community in the warm-water zone on the Pacific coast (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.1
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 2.9
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 57.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 62.7
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Furcina osimae
Clariger cosmurus
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Corbicula japonica
Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[Br/Ne]
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Parapristipoma trilineatum (Chicken grunt)[Sp]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Turtle)[Ad]
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
Criteria 7
Luciogobius pallidus
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
Caretta caretta (Loggerhead Turtle)[Ad]
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Corbicula japonica
<Vascular Plants>
Zostera marina (Eel grass)
Aster tripolium (Sea aster)
Carex rugulosa
Artemisia fukudo

* 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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