Miscellaneous Aquatic Animal


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Species Group: Miscellaneous aquatic mammals(ISSCAAP 64)

Common Name: Dugong, Sea Cow
Scientific Name: Dugong dugon  (Müller, 1776)
Mandarin Name: 儒艮 (Rúgěn), 海牛 (Hǎiniú), 南海牛 (Nánhǎiniú)
Local Malay Name: Dugong, Babi Laut, Lembu Laut, Duyong (Indonesia)
Main Identification Features: Strictly a marine mammals. Snout is rather large, rounded over and ends in a cleft. Nostrils are valve-like, situated on the top of the snout. Short, paddle-like front flippers and a fluke tail resemble those of dolphins.
Size: Length from about 2.2 to 4.0 meters and weigh from about 200 to 400 kg.
Remarks: Harmless, threatened, endangered and protected. Do not cause harm to the animal.







Species Group: Horseshoe crabs and other arachnoids (ISSCAAP 75)

Common Name: Horseshoe crab, King crab
Mandarin Name: 鲎 (Hòu)
Scientific Name: Tachypleus gigas
Local Malay Name: Belangkas
Local Hokkien: Hau







Species Group: Sea-urchins, Sea-cucumber and other echinoderms (ISSCAAP 76)

Common Name: White Threads Fish, Black Sea Cucumber
Scientific Name: Holothuria leucospilota  (Brandt, 1835)
Mandarin Name: 海参 (Hǎishēn)
Local Malay Name: Timun Laut, K. Mamak, Bat Puntil
Local Hokkien: Hai Som
Local Teochew: Hai Sim
Cantonese: Hoisum






Common Name: Golden Sandfish
Scientific Name: Holothuria scabra  Jaeger, 1833
Mandarin Name: 糙海参 (Cāo hǎishēn)
Local Malay Name: Teripang, Tripang, Trepang, Timun Laut, Balat, Brunok, Gamat, Bat Putih
Local Hokkien: Hai Som
Local Teochew: Hai Sim
Cantonese: Hoisum













Notes:

ISSCAAP = International Standard Statistical Classification of Aquatic Animals and Plants


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