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Dugong dugon

(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

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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.

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