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Coastal Area 13805 Adjacent waters of Urato Bay and Katsurahama

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Kochi, Kochi Prefecture
Area (km2) 19

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 1, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Urato Bay and Katsurahama. Distributed in central Urato Bay (Kinugashima Island) are Macrophthalmus abbreviatus and Macrophthalmus japonicus (Itani, personal communication).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2)
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 2.2
Rate of natural coast (%) 5.6
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Lates japonicus (Japanese lates)
Trigonognathus kabeyai (Viper dogfish )
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenothyra edogawensis
Stenomelania rufescens
Corbicula japonica
<Other invertebrate>
Anthopleura asiatica
Criteria 3
Lates japonicus (Japanese lates)
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Leucopsarion petersii (Ice goby )
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Stenomelania rufescens
Stenothyra japonica
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Clithon sowerbianus
Stenomelania rufescens
Corbicula japonica

* 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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