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.
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.
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