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A dugong in Marsa Alam
Scientific classification edit
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Sirenia
Faimily: Dugongidae
Subfaimily: Dugonginae
Simpson, 1932
Genus: Dugong
Lacépède, 1799
Species: D. dugon
Binomial name
Dugong dugon
(Müller, 1776)
Dugong range

The dugong (Dugong dugon) is a medium-sized marine mammal. It is ane o fower livin species o the order Sirenia, which includes three species o manatees an aa. It is the anely livin memmer o the ance-diverse faimily Dugongidae; its closest modren relative, Steller's sea cou (Hydrodamalis gigas), wis huntit tae extinction in the 18t yearhunner. The dugong is the anly strictly marine herbivorous mammal.

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  2. Marsh, H. & Sobtzick, S. (2015). "Dugong dugon". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T6909A43792211. Retrieved 22 Mairch 2016.CS1 maint: uises authors parameter (link)