Dugong

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Dugong[1]
Dugong Marsa Alam.jpg
A dugong in Marsa Alam
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Sirenia
Faimily: Dugongidae
Genus: Dugong
Lacépède, 1799
Species: D. dugon
Binomial name
Dugong dugon
(Müller, 1776)
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Dugong range

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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Shoshani, J. (2005). "Order Sirenia". In Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. Marsh, H. & Sobtzick, S. (2015). "Dugong dugon". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2015: e.T6909A43792211. Retrieved 22 Mairch 2016.