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Coastal Area 13603 Adjacent waters of Matsunaga Bay

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Onomichi, Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 12

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 Matsunaga Bay in Hiroshima Prefecture. In these waters live Gymnogobius cylindricus, mudskippers, and Apocryptodon punctatus (Shigeta et al., not yet published).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 4.3
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.2
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 1.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 4
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)[Br/Ne]
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Larus saundersi (Saunder's Gull)
Larus argentatus (European Herring Gull)
Larus ridibundus (Black-headed Gull)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)[Sp]
Criteria 3
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Larus saundersi (Saunder's Gull)
<Vascular Plants>
Suaeda malacosperma
Criteria 7
<Vascular Plants>
Aster tripolium (Sea aster)
Triglochin asiaticum
Artemisia fukudo
Suaeda malacosperma

* 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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