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Coastal Area 13606 Adjacent waters of Mitsuguchi Bay

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Kure, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
Area (km2) 27

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 Mitsuguchi Bay in the Aki-nada Sea. Mitsuguchi Bay includes large eel grass beds remaining on the Sanyo coast of the Seto Inland Sea (Ministry of the Environment, 2001).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 0.5
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 4.4
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 32.1
Rate of natural coast (%) 45.8
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
<Vascular Plants>
Zostera marina (Eel grass)
Triglochin asiaticum

* 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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