(Image credit: Simon Allen)
ADULTS: grey, lighter ventrally; long fusiform body with paddle shape front flippers and a horizontally flattened tail; no dorsal fin; distinctive head with mouth opening ventrally beneath a broad flat muzzle.
Length: Up to 3 m
Coastal waters, estuaries, embayments; 1.5-21 m depth
Log the dugong anywhere in Western Australia
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.