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Coastal Area 16202 Adjacent waters of Takeno coast and Maruyama River mouth

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Relevant municipalities Kyotango, Kyoto Prefecture; Kami, Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture
Area (km2) 64

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Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters extend from the Kasumi Coast (fishing port) to the Port of Shibayama, Cape Nekozaki, the mouth of the Maruyama River (Tsuiyama Bay), and the Kumihama Coast (Shotenkyo, Kazuranohama). Off the Takeno Coast are seaweed beds with high levels of diversity (Nakaoka, personal communication). Natural sandy shores still remain from Kumihama Bay to the Tango Peninsula, confirmed to be home to abundant floral communities as well as insects that live in the sands (particularly Hagenomyia micans, scoliid wasps, sand wasps and others). It is worth noting that four species of Hagenomyia micans can be seen in this area as well (Matsura, 1989). Aside from insects, among plants a valuable rare community of Veronica ornata can be seen here too (Sunose et al., 1999).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 3.1
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 83.4
Rate of natural coast (%) 73.7
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Branchiostegus japonicus (Horsehead tilefish)[Sp]
Hippoglossoides dubius (Flathead flounder)[Sp]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Gymnogobius macrognathos
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Gymnogobius scrobiculatus
Cottus pollux (Japanese fluvial sculpin )
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)

* 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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