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Coastal Area 13402 Adjacent waters of Kakogawa River mouth

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Kakogawa, Takasago, Harima, Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture
Area (km2) 36

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 3.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of the mouth of the Kakogawa River. The river-mouth tidal mud flats in the vicinity of the Kakogawa River mouth is a place where common reed beds are well preserved. Despite its location near the major cities of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe, it is home to rare species of crab such as Uca lactea lactea, Clistocoeloma sinensis, and Deiratonotus cristatus as well as rare conches such as Cerithidea djadjariensis, Cerithidea cingulata, Iravadia sakaguchii, and Neripteron cornucopia live here (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 0
Rate of natural coast (%) 0
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Gymnogobius uchidai
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Cyclina sinensis
Angustassiminea castanea
Assiminea parasitologica
Criteria 2
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover)[Br/Ne]
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[Br/Ne]
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Gymnogobius macrognathos
Gymnogobius uchidai
Cicindela lewisi
Chiromantes haematocheir
Helice (Helice) tridens
Clistocoeloma sinense
Parasesarma plicatum
Ilyoplax pusilla
Uca lactea
Polyonyx sinensis
Macrophthalmus japonicus
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Cerithideopsilla djadjariensis
Laternula impura
<Other invertebrate>
Mesochaetopterus japonicus
Criteria 7
Uca lactea
Macrophthalmus japonicus
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Cerithidea rhizophorarum

* 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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