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Coastal Area 16903 Adjacent waters of Kamo and Aburato

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Relevant municipalities Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
Area (km2) 9

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These are the waters in the vicinity of Kamo and Aburato. This area, which is in a relatively natural state, is an important fishing ground for abalone, turban shell, oyster, wakame, and others, and it is relatively productive where the shelf is narrow (Sakurai, personal communication).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 0.132
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 8.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 78.3
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]
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[Br/Ne]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Criteria 3
Anguilla japonica (Japanese eel)
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Gymnogobius petschiliensis
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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