An aquatic herbivorous mammal (Halicore dugong), of the order Sirenia, allied to the manatee, but with a bilobed tail. It inhabits the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, East Indies, and Australia.
A genus of large, whalelike, tropical mammals that live along the shores of the Indian Ocean and feed mostly on seaweed. Biblically, a sea cow.
Sea mammal that feeds on seagrass
sirenian tusked mammal found from eastern Africa to Australia; the flat tail is bilobate
an aquatic herbivore
a sea cow, a member of the order Sirenia
A manatee relative (sirenian) that is entirely marine. Dugongs have forked tails, and tusks are found in males.
Dugongs (Dugong dugon) are the smallest members of the order Sirenia (which also includes the manatees and Steller's Sea Cow), with adults generally growing to less than 3 meters long. The name dugong originated from the Malay language duyung meaning lady of the sea or mermaid. They inhabit shallow waters in the Indo-Pacific, and feed on sea grass.