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Coastal Area 13704 Adjacent waters of Nishikigawa River mouth

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Area (km2) 32

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 Nishikigawa River (Imazu and Monzen Rivers) in the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture. These waters are home to Gymnogobius scrobiculatus, ice goby (Shigeta et al., 2003; Shigeta, 2008), and red spotted masu trout (Kato, 1998).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2) 2.3
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 1.9
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 0.1
Rate of natural coast (%) 0.8
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Assiminea estuarina
Criteria 2
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
Criteria 7
<Vascular Plants>
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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