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Coastal Area 16601 Adjacent waters of Miyazaki and Sakai coast of Etchu

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Itoigawa, Niigata Prefecture; Asahi, Toyama Prefecture
Area (km2) 21

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters of the coasts of the city of Itoigawa in Niigata Prefecture and the city of Asahi in Toyama Prefecture. They include spawning grounds and breeding grounds of multiple species of fish and birds.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 2.9
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 2.1
Rate of natural coast (%) 8.2
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Criteria 2
Apus pacificus (Pacific Swift)[Br/Ne]
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Hyporhamphus sajori (Japanese halfbeak)[Sp]
Trachurus japonicus (Japanese jack mackerel)[Sp]
Sardinops melanostictus (Japanese pilchard)[Sp]
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Gastersosteus aculeatus aculeatus (Three-spined stickleback)
Criteria 7
Luciogobius guttatus (Flat-headed goby)
Gastersosteus aculeatus aculeatus (Three-spined stickleback)

* 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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