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 Diagnostic 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.





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ISSCAAP = International Standard Statistical Classification of Aquatic Animals and Plants