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Species profile—Dugong dugon (dugong)

Classification

Animalia (animals) → Mammalia (mammals) → Dugongidae (dugong) → Dugong dugon (dugong)

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Species details

Kingdom
Animalia (animals)
Class
Mammalia (mammals)
Family
Dugongidae (dugong)
Scientific name
Dugong dugon (Muller, 1776)
Common name
dugong
WildNet taxon ID
714
Alternate name(s)
sea cow
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Vulnerable
Back on Track (BoT) status
Critical
Conservation significant
Yes
Wetland status
Wetland Indicator Species
Endemicity
Native
Pest status
Nil
Species environment
Marine

Other resources

Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums (OZCAM)
Atlas of Living Australia

Data source

This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0
https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getspeciesbyid&taxonid=714

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Last updated
23 October 2019
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