A Preliminary Survey: Distribution And Habitat Suitability Of Dugong (Dugong Dugon) In Peninsular Malaysia.

Mansor, Prof. Mashhor and Ali, Prof. Ahyauddin and Mohd. Baharuddin, Mohamed Hifni and Mohd. Sah, Dr. Shahrul Anuar and Othman, Dr. Ahmad Sofnnan (2005) A Preliminary Survey: Distribution And Habitat Suitability Of Dugong (Dugong Dugon) In Peninsular Malaysia. Working Paper. Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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    Abstract

    The dugong (Dugong dugon) is the only herbivorous mammal that is strictly marine and is the only extant species in Family Dugongidae. A characteristic dugong weighs about 400 kilograms and can grow up to three meters long (Stonehouse~ 1992). It is easily distinguished from others in order Sirenia by its triangular whale-like tail. The manatee the other member of order Sirenia,. has a distinct paddle-shaped tail and spends its life in rivers and estuaries.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kajihayat (School of Biological Sciences)
    Depositing User: ARKM Al Rashid Automasi
    Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2009 21:56
    Last Modified: 13 Jul 2013 11:43
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/7668

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