Conservation history of horseshoe crab tachypleus tridentatus and its spawning ground, a designated natural monument in kasaoka bay in okayama prefecture

Satoquo Seino, Takaaki Uda, Yasufumi Tsuchiya, Keiji Tsuchiya

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Abstract

The conservation history of the horseshoe crab Tachypleous tridentatus and its spawning ground, a designated natural monument in Kasaoka Bay in Okayama Prefecture, was investigated. Kasaoka Bay was one of the famous spawning sites of the horseshoe crab in western Japan. A large-scale land reclamation of this bay began in 1968, resulting in the disappearance of the ebb tidal flat. As one protective measure, a different habitat of this animal was additionally designated a natural monument. However, the population of the horseshoe crab has become endangered. Insufficient consideration of environmental capacities and physical factors is a critical point. This history provides useful information for reconsidering the present and future environmental conservation activities for rare animal species.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian and Pacific Coasts, 2003 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference
EditorsYoshimi Goda, Kazuo Nadaolta, Wataru Kiolta
Publisher[publishername] World Scientific
ISBN (Print)9789812703040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC (WITH CD-ROM) 2003 - Chiba, Japan
Duration: Feb 29 2004Mar 4 2004

Publication series

NameAsian and Pacific Coasts, 2003 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Asian and Pacific Coasts, APAC (WITH CD-ROM) 2003
CountryJapan
CityChiba
Period2/29/043/4/04

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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