Dugong dugon

Dugong dugon

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Overview

Brief Summary

Dugongs reproduce slowly and experience substantial hunting pressure in portions of their range.

Author(s): Dewey, Tanya
Rights holder(s): Dewey, Tanya

Comprehensive Description

Dugongs are large sirenians found in coastal marine areas of the Pacific Ocean and the Red Sea, along coastal eastern Africa, India, the Malay Peninsula, and to Australia and New Guinea. They can get up to 900 kg in size and are herbivorous, feeding on sea grasses, macroalgae, and occasional invertebrates.

Author(s): Dewey, Tanya
Rights holder(s): Dewey, Tanya