SIRENIA

Ryukyu 1966Papua Newguinea 1980Central Africa 2001
Dugong
Dugong dugon
(Dugongidae)
Dugong
Dugong dugon
(Dugongidae)
African Manatee
Trichechus senegalensis
(Trichechidae)


Guyana 1976 BRONZE
Amazonian Manatee
Trichechus inanguis
(Trichechidae)
(SIRENIA)

Steller's Sea Cow
Hydrodamalis gigas
(Dugongidae)
(SIRENIA)
Dugong
Dugong dugon
(Dugongidae)
(SIRENIA)
African Manatee
Trichechus senegalensis
(Trichechidae)
(SIRENIA)
American Manatee
Trichechus manatus
(Trichechidae)
(SIRENIA)


As for Sirenia, the appearance resembles Cetacea with a grazing beast living in the water, but it is near the animal to Proboscidea on the classification. Hair grows to the whole body thinly, and coarse, big hair grows to the upper lip which developed greatly and thick. Forefoot become in the shape of fin. There are five fingers inside, but does not understand it from appearance. The hind leg degenerate, and it do not see from the outside. It lives in a coral reef and shallows and eats underwater seaweed, and water nominates the upper part of a person's body and eats the leaf of the waterside.
Dugong lives in Red Sea, East Africa coast, Indian Ocean, Malay Peninsula outskirts, Banda Sea of the ground tiger rear northern part, Arafura Sea, and dugong is distributed over the South Sea Islands, and it is limited to the sea area with the coral reef and it live in many places of the seaweed and am available. The body resembles a whale and a seal with a spindle type. Length 2.5-3m. It take a rest in the bottom of the sea and live on vegetables in the daytime after the evening.

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