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Coastal Area 16102 Miho Bay

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Sakaiminato, Daisen, Hiezu, Yonago, Tottori Prefecture
Area (km2) 42

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 2, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Yumigahama beach on Miho Bay in Shimane Prefecture. While large sandy shores are few in the San'in region, in these waters their natural state is well preserved. In particular, it has been reported that Stimpson's ghost crab, a species that lives on sandy shores in a highly natural state, is widely distributed on the sandy shores here (Wada, 2009). The sandy shores where Stimpson's ghost crab are located are in a highly natural state. Also living here are species important from a preservation perspective, such as Lycosa ishikariana and others, that live only on large-scale beach sand dunes.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 1.4
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 11.1
Rate of natural coast (%) 24.1
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Criteria 2
Sterna hirundo (Common Tern)
Sterna hirundo (Common Tern)[Br/Ne]
Apus pacificus (Pacific Swift)[Br/Ne]
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)[Br/Ne]
Charadrius dubius (Little Ringed Plover)[Br/Ne]
Charadrius alexandrinus (Kentish Plover)[Br/Ne]
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[Br/Ne]
Larus ridibundus (Black-headed Gull)
Branchiostegus japonicus (Horsehead tilefish)[Sp]
Seriola quinqueradiata (Japanese amberjack)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese flying squid)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)
Criteria 3
Podiceps cristatus (Great Crested Grebe)
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Histrionicus histrionicus (Harlequin Duck)
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Lycosa ishikariana[Ad]
Criteria 4
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)
Criteria 7
<Vascular Plants>
Aster tripolium (Sea aster)
Carex rugulosa

* 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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