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Coastal Area 17202 Northern Tsugaru Peninsula

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Sotogahama, Goshogawara, Imabetsu, Aomori, Nakadomari, Yomogita, Aomori Prefecture
Area (km2) 237

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected due to high levels for the criteria 1, 2 and 5, and selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters extend from those in the vicinity of Cape Kodomari on the northern Tsugaru Peninsula through Minmaya Bay, also on the northern Tsugaru Peninsula, to the entrance to Aomori Bay. These waters are home to connected seaweed bed ecosystems. The terrain from the Kodomari Peninsula to Cape Tappi is covered by connected natural shores, rich in coastal flora (Kato, personal communication). The numerous pebble beaches seen in the vicinity of Cape Tappi are habitat for diverse flat-headed goby and Clariger cosmurus (Yamada et al., 2009), as well as being important stopping point for migratory birds (Kato, Nakaoka, personal communication).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 43.5
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 47.5
Rate of natural coast (%) 37.9
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Luciogobius elongatus
Luciogobius platycephalus
Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)
Larus crassirostris (Black-tailed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull)
Larus schistisagus (Slaty-backed Gull)[Br/Ne]
Ammodytes personatus (Japanese sand lance)[Sp]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Hyporhamphus sajori (Japanese halfbeak)[Sp]
Pleuronectes yokohamae (Marbled flounder)[Sp]
Pleuronectes yokohamae (Marbled flounder)[Sp]
Gadus macrocephalus (Pacific cod)[Sp]
Amphioctopus fangsiao (Ocellated octopus)
Octopus vulgaris (Common octopus)
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)
Criteria 3
Cottus hangiongensis
Criteria 7
Lethenteron japonicum (Japanese lamprey)
<Vascular Plants>
Triglochin maritimum

* 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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