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Coastal Area 17203 Southern Matsumae Peninsula

Basic Information A separate window opensReferences

Relevant municipalities Matsumae, Kaminokuni, Shiriuchi, Fukushima, Hokkaido Prefecture
Area (km2) 182

Reason(s) for selection A separate window opensCriteria

Selected by MARXAN software.

Characteristics A separate window opensReferences

These waters extend from the vicinity of Cape Kitsunegoshi on the southern Matsumae Peninsula through Cape Shirakami on the southern tip to the vicinity of Shojoiwa. On the east side of these waters is a succession of coastal areas with no roads, and there are no homes on the Sea of Japan side from Cape Shirakami, so that the area remains in a highly natural state. Here are a succession of connected seaweed beds (kombu kelp, wakame) with high levels of productivity. These are breeding grounds for the bird species spectacled guillemot. In the coastal reef areas are spawning grounds for Okhotsk atka mackerel and other fish (Sakurai, personal communication).

Environment / Habitat infromation A separate window opensData source

Tidal mud flats (km2)
Moba (seaweed bed) (km2) 8.4
Coral reef coverage (km2)
Natural coast (km) 32.7
Rate of natural coast (%) 40.4
Sand bank / submerged sand bank
Other habitats

Species information (*) A separate window opensData source

Criteria 1
Astrocottus leprops
Criteria 2
Monticola solitarius (Blue Rock-thrush)[Br/Ne]
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)
Phalacrocorax capillatus (Japanese Cormorant)[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]
Larus canus (Mew Gull )
Maurolicus japonicus (North Pacific lightfish)[Sp]
Sebastes schlegelii (Korean rockfish)[Sp]
Hyporhamphus sajori (Japanese halfbeak)[Sp]
Pleurogrammus azonus (Okhotsk atka mackerel)[Sp]
Pleuronectes yokohamae (Marbled flounder)[Sp]
Loligo bleekeri (Spear squid)
Criteria 3
Histrionicus histrionicus (Harlequin Duck)
<Bivalva, Gastropoda>
Littorina brevicula
Criteria 7
<Vascular Plants>
Triglochin asiaticum

* 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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