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Coastal Area 17001 Nikaho coast

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture; Nikaho, Akita Prefecture
Area (km2) 63

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 waters extend from the vicinity of Mega in the town of Yuza, Yamagata Prefecture through Araigama to the vicinity of Kamomejima Island in the city of Nikaho, Akita Prefecture. Here is an expansive ecosystem centered on seaweed beds. These waters include spawning grounds and breeding grounds of multiple species of birds, fish, and others.

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 11.9
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 21.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 49.6
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Riparia riparia (Sand Martin)
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Criteria 2
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)[Br/Ne]
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Egretta sacra (Pacific Reef-egret)[Br/Ne]
Pandion haliaetus (Osprey)[Br/Ne]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Hyporhamphus sajori (Japanese halfbeak)[Sp]
Arctoscopus japonicus (Japanese sandfish)[Sp]
Paralichthys olivaceus (Bastard halibut)[Sp]
Pagrus major (Red seabream)[Sp]
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)
Criteria 3
Sterna albifrons (Little Tern)
Histrionicus histrionicus (Harlequin Duck)
Phalacrocorax pelagicus (Pelagic Cormorant)
Cottus kazika (Fourspine sculpin)
Lethenteron japonicum (Japanese lamprey)
Cottus hangiongensis
Gymnogobius petschiliensis
Tribolodon brandtii (Pacific redfin )
Criteria 7
Lethenteron japonicum (Japanese lamprey)
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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