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Coastal Area 13602 Adjacent waters of Ashida River mouth

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 11

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by experts due to endangered species are found.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of the mouth of the Ashida River in the city of Fukuyama. In the river-mouth tidal mud flats that unfold in these waters, there are mudskippers and others (Shimizu et al., 2011).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 1.9
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 3.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 22.5
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Tadorna tadorna (Common Shelduck)
Criteria 2
Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant)[Br/Ne]
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)[Br/Ne]
Larus argentatus (European Herring Gull)
Larus ridibundus (Black-headed Gull)
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Podiceps cristatus (Great Crested Grebe)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Criteria 7
<Vascular Plants>
Aster tripolium (Sea aster)

* 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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